Children’s Complex Care Team (CCCT)

The Children’s Complex Care Team are a team of qualified nurses with specialist knowledge and skills relating to children with complex needs. They assess the health needs of children with complex needs. 

The CCCT is commissioned to undertake Health Needs Assessments for any child referred within the East Lancashire Area. 

Any child that has been referred to the CCCT assessment team will be assessed using the Continuing Health Care Decisions Making Tool, as to whether the health needs of the child would entitle the family to a package of care to support them in meeting their child’s complex health needs.

The CCCT undertakes all reassessments of children who are commissioned a package of support. These are 3 months following commencement of package then annually or sooner if there are changes in the child’s condition.


The CCCT also provides support to those families who have a package of support provided by an agency. A staff nurse within the CCCT team acts as a link nurse and maintains contact on a monthly basis to review the support and signpost families to other services if required. The team would refer to other services as appropriate and contribute to the Team around the Family meeting, Child in Need meetings and Education, Health Care (EHC) planning for those children in receipt of a supportive package of care.

This service is for children and young people who have very complex health needs aged between 0-19 years. Eligibility is assessed on an individual basis which will determine the level of support provided. The service does not provide support for children with a learning disability or mental health issues without physical complex needs. 

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