How a continuing care team can prevent breakdown of placements
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How a continuing care team can prevent breakdown of placements

Chris Catherall Children’s service manager, Denbighshire Children’s Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Denbigh
Amanda Williams-Jones Community sister, Denbighshire Children’s Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Denbigh
Amanda Howson Community nurse, Denbighshire Children’s Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Denbigh

Chris Catherall and colleagues examine the work of a continuing care team in supporting the families of young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

This article reviews a Welsh Government-funded project in which a team of professionals try to ensure that children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour can live in their family homes. The article discusses trends in referral, and the training and development needs of team members, and offers three case studies to illustrate the effect of the project on the children and their families.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 8,21-23. doi: 10.7748/ldp.17.8.21.e1575

Correspondence

chris.catherall@wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 18 June 2014

Accepted: 12 August 2014