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Learning Disability and Autism Partnerships for Children and Young People

The Learning Disability and Autism Partnerships aims to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and/or autism, including those with a mental health condition.

There is a commitment to focus on increased support in the community by building on preventative support that will avoid crises and help support people to be active members of the community.

Learning Disability and Autism Partnerships are made up of  families , clinical commissioning groups, NHS England’s specialised commissioners and local authorities. The Partnership aims to make community services better so that people can live near their family and friends, and making sure that people are supported by the right staff with the right skills.

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Partnerships is working with families and  partners in health and social care to develop good local services that will help people with a learning disability and/or autism to stay well in the community rather than be admitted to in-patient settings.

The Partnerships focus is on identifying individuals who are at risk of being admitted to hospital and working to prevent this whilst also making sure there is the right support for people to be safely discharged from hospital at the right time, and remain in the community where possible.

Care Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRs) were developed to improve the care of people with learning disabilities, autism or both in England with the aim of reducing admissions and unnecessarily lengthy stays in mental health hospitals and reducing health inequalities. CETRs are focussed on those people who either have been, or may be about to be admitted to a specialist mental health / learning disability hospital either in the NHS or in the independent sector.

The aim of the CETR is to bring a person-centred and individualised approach to ensuring that the care and treatment of the person and their families are met.

CETRs bring together all responsible services (this will include nurses, social workers, education commissioners and other health, education and social care professionals alongside strategic commissioners where appropriate) with an independent clinician and an expert by experience.

If you feel someone maybe at risk of hospital admission, please talk to your key worker  and CAHMS  who can discuss the case and make a referral to the Risk of Admission Register (ROAR) which is held by the Clinical Commissioning Group who can then arrange a CTER.

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