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Team Around the Child meeting - what to expect?

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StarlightMcKenzie Mon 15-Jun-09 17:48:38

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lingle Mon 15-Jun-09 18:38:48

I think it means that all the professionals dealing with your child meet together.

izzie123 Mon 15-Jun-09 21:47:35

This concept is based on twice yearly meetings which are run by someone who belongs to the children's team at the local council. It is very helfpul as it is organised and run by a third party and gathers all the professionals involved in your child's care. In our case paed/OT/SLAT/teacher/nursery/etc... The aim is to ensure that everyone is aware of what is going on it is a forum to discuss any issues relevant to several professionals and a way to ensure that there are no gaps. The team around the child co-ordinator should highlight any gaps such as whether you receive the right benefits, support, etc.. and they often have a lot of info and contacts so are a good starting point if you have any questions. Hope it goes well.

Sidge Mon 15-Jun-09 21:52:05

I go to these regularly as a school nurse!

The idea is that all professionals that may be or are involved with your child come together and discuss the needs of the child and their family group.

It usually follows completion of the CAF (Common Assessment Framework). Often the CAF completer will take the role of the lead professional and chair the meeting. IME it's fairly informal but someone will take notes so that a plan can be drawn up. The plan will set out what is needed and who will do it, in what time scale. TACs aren't necessarily twice yearly, they are done based on need so you might review half termly, termly etc depending on the TAC plan.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 16-Jun-09 17:11:48

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