Transforming Care and Care Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRS)

The Transforming Care programme aims to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that could be described as challenging, including those with a mental health condition.

The programme has three key aims:

• To improve quality of care for people with a learning disability and/or autism
• To improve quality of life for people with a learning disability and/or autism
• To enhance community ability and reducing the number of people going into hospital inappropriately and staying there too long.

Care Education and Treatment Reviews (CETR) were introduced to help people in hospital, to prevent unnecessary admissions into hospital and where people do need to go into hospital to support there being clearly specified intended treatment outcomes and a discharge plan.  The family, service or a clinician can request that a CETR takes place if they think the young person is at risk of admission.