If your child or young person is eligible for continuing care, the next stage is to arrange a care and support package that meets their assessed health needs.
NHS Dorset will work collaboratively with the person who has parental responsibility and consider their views along with that of the child or young person where appropriate when agreeing their care and support package and the setting where it will be provided. However, NHS Dorset can also take other factors into account, such as the cost and value for money of different options.
It can take some time to source care which is dependent on individual circumstances, this may be due to the level of care required and the availability of care in the area in which your child or young person lives. There is currently a national shortage of care workers across all health and care services which may impact on the availability and choice of care offered to your child or young person.
The care that NHS Dorset offers will always need to be determined as clinically safe. Due to the restricted availability of care, the options offered to your child or young person will be the safest option that NHS Dorset are able to offer at that time. The person with parental responsibility or a child or young person with capacity has the right to decline care. Alternative arrangements would then need to be made by the person with parental responsibility.