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Care Co-ordination Service

Our Care Co-ordination Service is part of our service for children with complex needs. It brings together children and young people with complex needs, their families and professionals to ensure co-ordination of multi-agency services.


 The service is for children and young people, up until their 18th birthday, who:

  • have complex health, learning or therapy needs
  • have a newly acquired disability or brain injury
  • have recently moved into Lewisham
  • have recently moved into the country
  • are receiving palliative or end of life care. 

What the care co-ordinator will do

The care co-ordinator will listen and respond to the views and wishes of the child/young person and their family, and with consent, will:

  • promote and support multi-agency working
  • share information among professionals
  • liaise with the professional network
  • provide advice and support
  • signpost to relevant agencies. 

Referrals for care co-ordination

Referrals for care co-ordination should be sent to the care co-ordination administrator by e-mail to care.co-ordination@lewisham.gov.uk and must have documented parental consent.

The service is made up of a team for children aged up to five and a team for five–18-year-olds.

Care co-ordination will be reviewed with the family every six months.

When a referral is not accepted, the care co-ordinator will update the referrer and the family, and where appropriate, signpost the family to relevant agencies.