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Health and SEND

Help for children with complex health needs

Children aged 0 to 17 who have complex health needs that cannot be met by normal NHS services may get a continuing care package from the NHS.

To get a continuing care package, children must be assessed by a panel of experts.

If the panel thinks your child needs a package of care, this help will be provided by local health services or may be specially arranged.

Once your child turns 18, this continuing care package will end. But they may be able to get NHS continuing healthcare.