The Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) helps Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to meet its statutory responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and agrees the health services within an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
The Designated Clinical Officer:
- is a point of contact for local partners, when talking to parents and the local authority about children and young people they believe have or may have SEN or a disability
- offers advice on SEN or disabilities
- provides health advice to local authorities, schools and colleges about children and young people with SEN or Disabilities
- provides a contact for the CCG or health providers so that appropriate notification can be given to the local authority of children under 5 years who they think may have SEN or a disability
Jo Rooney is the DCO for Cambridgeshire. She can be contacted on: 01733 776 148.