The number of cases supported by Prior's Court is limited. The decision to hold a place or provide expert witnesses is
undertaken by the CEO and Executive who take responsibility for ensuring that the Trustees are kept informed.
Due to the need our young people have for a planned transition, we do not take emergency admissions. However, we
endeavour to work as responsively as possible with local authorities and with families to provide a start date as soon as is
feasible, taking into account the needs of the incoming student and their families and balancing this with the needs of the
Prior to confirmation of placement and contractual details
The Young Adult Provision must be able to meet the needs of the young person as identified in the pre placement
assessment and in their Adult Care Assessment, Continuing Healthcare Assessment, EHC Plan or assessed needs
before admission of the young person. This placement will be governed by the terms of the Contract agreed
between Prior's Court Foundation and the placing authority or any other person.
The young person's Person Centred Plan will be reviewed at least annually (including Education Health & Care Plan
where relevant) and agreed amendments and level of services will be made at that time. No new service will be
provided unless it is required to meet the needs of the young person and/or specified in the Education Health & Care
Plan or agreed and funded by the Local Authority through a revised contract.
Young adults may have additional needs that might be met by the onsite Nurses. On admission, young adults will be
registered with a local GP however remain the responsibility of the Placing Authority. They will be supported to have
their medical needs met through community facilities. Support to attend medical appointments local to Prior's Court
is provided free of charge. However support and expenses to enable young people's attendance for non-emergency
medical appointments (eg Consultants) not local to Prior's Court may incur charges for transport and additional staff.
This is to be agreed between the Placing Authority & Local Health Authority.
Complex medical procedures that require additional support and training to non-medical staff will be considered
through a joint meeting between the Director of Care and appropriate medical professionals. There will be a tiered
system for allocating the additional costings required to support high health needs.
Some young adults may be vulnerable to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, especially in late
adolescence and early adult life. Mental health needs may be required to be supported through the local Mental
Highly- specialised dietary needs can be supported but may require additional funding. Dietetic support must remain
the responsibility of the Placing Authority.
Prior's Court will not be responsible for the provision of transport between the Young Adult Provision and the young
Fee invoices will be paid quarterly and invoiced to one funding provider only.
Post confirmation of placement/provision
Places are for 52 weeks provision only.
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