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Care, (Education) & Treatment Reviews (CTR / CETR)

NHS England leads the national programme for learning disabilities and/or autism (often still referred to as Transforming Care). The programme exists to improve health and care services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism so that more children, young people and adults can live in the community, with the right support, close to home and have the same opportunities as anyone else. If you or your child are at risk of going into a specialist hospital, we will always invite you to have a Care, (Education) and Treatment Review, called a Community CTR/CETR. This should happen before any decisions are made about whether hospital care is right. This looks at why you might need to go into hospital and whether extra support can be given at home instead. It helps you, your family and your network plan for the support you need in the place you need it. Sometimes your Care Coordinator may think it helpful to arrange a CETR for you even if you are not at risk of an admission.

More information can be found on the learning disabilities page on the NHS England website and at

The CETR Project Team arranges and leads CETRs for children and young people in Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth (SHIP Transforming Care Partnership). Requests for CETRs are usually made through the professional team but can be requested directly by a person or their family where needed. Requests are made to

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