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Update from CWPT

Meeting: 08/12/2021 - Joint Children & Young People and Adult Social Care & Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 3)

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The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee will receive an update from the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.

Additional documents:


CWPT had provided two reports to the joint overview and scrutiny committee. These updated on the RISE children and young people emotional wellbeing and specialist mental health service and Autism waiting times.


Chris Evans presented the first report, which gave an overview of the strategic response to the independent review of the crisis offer in Coventry and Warwickshire. The report included the four system recommendations coming from the review and stated the need for a system response. Sections of the report focussed on the following areas:


  • Whole system transformation and leadership
  • Building the preventative offer and development of a trauma informed system
  • Enhancing the current crisis service
  • Continued development of the offer to support the restoration and strategic aims
  • Further service transformation to support the strategic aims.


Questions and comments were submitted with responses provided as indicated:


  • Councillor Marian Humphreys asked a series of questions about:
    • The process to identify children with behavioural problems and those who were disruptive at times impacting on other children.
    • Where there had not been a formal diagnosis the referral to services for advice and length of time before referral to a consultant.
    • The timeframe for parents to receive advice and support, independent of the school.
    • When an Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) arrangement should be put in place. From recent case work, there was a need for more training and capacity within schools.
  • Michelle Rudd responded with an outline of the collaborative service offer through RISE, working with families and teachers. A key aspect was the cause of disruptive behaviour, with anxiety sometimes being a cause. There was collaboration with headteachers, the County Council’s teams, family support and families. The impact of Covid was stated and examples given of the workshops which had continued. Councillor Humphreys spoke of the timescales before services were commenced and the lost education. A need to look at how schools responded. Michelle Rudd gave context on the number of schools across Warwickshire, and an outline of the mental health in schools programme, which was being rolled out. There had been considerable success from the earlier phases of this initiative, with the north of Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth being the next area.
  • Councillor Brett Beetham referred to the appointment of the data quality officer and asked about their initial findings and impact on waiting lists. On the CWPT website, there was not a clear list of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) services provided and it would be helpful to have a list of the services.
  • Helen Stephenson responded to the question on data quality. Patient records were being migrated to a new clinical system, which could identify errors or duplication of cases. The data quality officer’s role included ensuring the patient lists were as accurate as possible to avoid duplication. The provision of a comprehensive ASD list was being developed and would be published via the CWPT website in due course.
  • Councillor Penny-Anne O’Donnell sought further information about patients with anxiety linked to additional undiagnosed learning needs and the links to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3