Children and Young People's Complex Care Team


The Children’s Complex Care team co-ordinate and oversee specialist assessments of children with complex health needs working closely with Health and Local Authority colleagues. Eligibility for Continuing Care funding is decided according to the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care (2010). Following confirmation of eligibility and funding streams, recommendations are made and the process of selecting appropriate providers can commence, to include Personal Health budgets as of October 2014. Packages of care are monitored rigorously after 3 months, then annually or as required. Outcomes and Contract compliance are measured along with fellow commissioners.

Many children with complex health needs may have all of their health needs met by currently commissioned Universal, Targeted and Specialist services. However, those with the most complex of needs will experience unmet need and are likely to require a package of Continuing Care to meet this need.

The Children’s Complex Care Team will support, advise and quality assure referrals, assessments and package implementation, ensuring that robust measures are in pace to monitor the quality of care, cost effectiveness with an outcome focus.

Service Details

Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit, 1829 Building, Countess of Chester Health Park, Chester, CH2 1UL (directions displayed on map)
Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit
Service Type:
Health and Wellbeing
Age Range:
0 - 18 years
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
Service is based upon a referral and following a holistic assessment - eligibility criteria met. Please see Department of Health (DoH) Document: National Framework for Children and Young People's Continuing Care (2010) below.
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via School
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Youth Offending Team and/or Youth Prevention Team
Additional Referral Information:
Please see National Framework for Children and Young People's Continuing Care (2010) below. There needs to be multi-agency consent that the child's or young person's needs cannot be met by exisiting or universal health services. Professionals then follow the continuing care pathway, which includes - identification, assessment, recommendation, decision making, informing, delivering and review. Referral is from the professional team who know and work with the child / young person and family.
Waiting List:
Service is delivered on needs led criteria following identification of a gap in service provision.
Additional information on how service is provided:
Services are commissioned through bespoke care packages and funding arrangements based upon eligibility.
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Service operates in the following neighbouring local authorities:
  • Cheshire West and Chester
Eligibility criteria:
Child or young person needs to meet eligibility criteria following a multi-agency holistic assessment of their needs - please refer to National Framework for children and young people's continuing care.

Opening Times

Opening Times - Monday:
09.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
09.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
09.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Thursday:
09.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Friday:
09.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:


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This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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This page was last updated on 04 January 2018