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Multi-agency planning pathway

Find out about the multi-agency planning pathway (MAPP).

Originally set up to provide care coordination services for children with complex medical needs, MAPP has evolved alongside the changes within social cares children with complex needs service.

The social workers based in the MAPP team are responsible for carrying out child and family assessments and care package reviews for families who’s children/young people receive specialist care packages.

Safeguarding and child protection work sits with the children with disabilities social work team, within the children with complex needs service.

The care coordination role continues to support children with complex needs and their families with a range of issues across health, education, travel assistance, respite and housing.

The care coordinator works directly with:

  • community and hospital based therapists and professionals to coordinate the care of children with complex needs and their families
  • SEN in relation to education health and care plan requests for assessment for children with complex needs moving into the borough (often from abroad) and school placements.

In addition to the multi-disciplinary work above, the care coordinator also reviews care packages for children and young people who get specialist care packages.