3 Update from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) PDF 74 KB
The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee will
receive an update from the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership
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
- Building the preventative offer and
development of a trauma informed system
- Enhancing the current crisis
- 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
- 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
- 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
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