Autism: Getting crisis support

Children, young people and families that routinely experience crises but struggle to access the help offered at other levels or for whom this help hasn’t made a difference.

Children young people and families who are currently unable to benefit from evidence-based support but remain a significant concern or risk.

Care (and Education) Treatment Reviews

Care Treatment Reviews (CTRs) or Care and Education Treatment Reviews (CETRs for children and young people) are for people with learning disabilities, autism or both. They are for people living in the community and in learning disability or mental health hospitals. CETRs/CTRs help to improve care for people whose behaviour is seen as challenging and/or for people with a mental health condition.

The aim of a CETR is to support people with learning disabilities or autism to live as independently as possible and to remain living in the community where this is appropriate.

Every child that is admitted to a mental health hospital with a diagnosis of learning disability or autism should receive a CETR.

Community CETRs are held when a young person is at risk of admission to hospital and can be called by any professionals working with the individual and their family. The young person and their family are at the centre of the meeting and their thoughts, feelings and views are essential to the process. A CETR cannot be held without the consent of the young person or family.

 Who leads a CETR/CTR?

  • Children in the community: Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • Children in any mental health inpatient bed: National Health Service England (NHSE)
  • Over 18s in the community: CCG
  • Over 18s in a generic mental health bed: CCG
  • Over 18s in a secure mental health bed: NHSE 

For more details about what a CETR involves as well as videos from individuals that have had a CETR please see the NHSE website.

Swindon CAMHS can also provide crisis support.