National framework for children and young people's continuing care

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
22 January 2016
Health Services, Disabled people
Social welfare
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This Framework is intended to provide guidance for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) when assessing the needs of children and young people whose complex needs cannot be met by universal or specialist health services.

This guidance comprises:

  • Chapter One: Introduction - a definition of continuing care, and the roles and responsibilities of CCGs.
  • Chapter Two: The continuing care process - a step-by-step guide to making an assessment and decision.
  • Chapter Three: The Decision Support tool for children and young people - a resource to support local determination of a child or young person’s needs. This is also published separately as a Word® document for use locally.