Designated Clinical Officer Special Education Needs and Disabilities 0-25
The Children and Families Act 2014 places a statutory duty on the NHS, both commissioners and provider authorities to deliver the best support to children and young people and those with special education needs for 0-25.
North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed, on behalf of the 5 Hampshire CCG’s, a full time Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) providing support for Special Education Needs and Disabilities, aged 0-25.
The key work streams for the DCO include:
- Lead the support to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to ensure they meet their statutory duties for children and young people with special educational need aged 0-25, proving assurance and scrutiny to the Director of Quality in each CCG.
- Develop effective ways to gain the views of children, young people, families, and local communities with user experience of special education needs and/or disabilities
- Act as strategic and operational health lead for the Education Health and Care Plan Pathway.
- Act as an expert resource for children and young people’s health for information, advice, guidance and support for families and professionals.
- Determine budgets available in current services, make decisions about spend by committing resources through the implementation of personal budgets and non-commissioned NHS services.
- Provide support and challenge to senior medical colleagues such as paediatricians and GPs.
- Lead and coordinate a network approach with the DMO/DCO across the country
- Act as lead health contact for young people aged 19-25 and identify the most appropriate lead clinician for the young Person’s EHCP.
To contact the Designated Clinical Officer: Email Dco-Hampshire5ccgs@nhs.net
For further information about the DMO/DCO please follow this link: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachemnt/DMO%20Handbook%20FINAL.pdf