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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Designated Clinical Officer (SEND DCO)

Description

The NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a GP-led organisation, with an annual budget of around £365 million, responsible for planning and buying (commissioning) hospital, mental health and community health care services for the people living in the East Riding of Yorkshire area.

Established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on 1 April 2013, our ambition is for all local residents to receive better care, more locally, within budget, through transformation. We are committed to improving the care provided to patients, reducing health inequalities and raising the quality and standard of health services whilst achieving a financial balance.

Health services for children and young people with SEN and disabilities and their families

As health service commissioners, the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG has a duty under Section 3 of the NHS Act 2006 to arrange health care provision for the people for whom they are responsible to meet their reasonable health needs. This is the fundamental basis of commissioning in the NHS. Where there is provision which has been agreed in the health element of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan , health commissioners must put arrangements in place to secure that provision. As part of our Local Offer we commission health services for children and young people which are delivered by health professionals including paediatricians, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, dieticians and specialist nurses for conditions such as epilepsy, asthma and diabetes and community children's nursing teams for complex health, learning disabilities or mental health needs.

Health services for children and young people with SEN or disabilities provide early identification, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and review for children and young people with long-term conditions and disabilities and contribute to supporting key transition points, including to adulthood. They aim to provide optimum health care for the children, addressing the impact of their conditions, managing consequences for the families and preventing further complications.

Health services support early identification of young children who may have SEN and health professionals are often the first people to notify young children with SEN to local authorities.

If you are a health proffessional wanting to notify the Local Authority of young children ( under statutory school age) who has or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) please complete the request for early years support on the Early Years Support Page.

They provide diagnostic services and health reports for EHC needs assessments. CCGs, NHS Trusts, and NHS Foundation Trusts must inform the appropriate local authority if they identify a child under compulsory school age as having, or probably having, a disability or SEN (Section 23 of the Children and Families Act 2014).

We have ensured there is a SEND Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) to support the CCG in meeting its statutory responsibilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities. The SEND DCO is responsible for the CCG's contribution to the process of developing and agreeing Education, Health and Care Plans, ensuring the effective discharging of its responsibilities for children and young people with SEND in accordance with the Code of Practice (June 2014) which provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The SEND DCO provides a point of contact for local partners, when notifying parents and local authorities about children and young people they believe have, or may have, SEN or a disability. The DCO offers professional, clinical leadership and is a source of expertise on matters relating to SEN for the CCG, local authorities, healthcare providers and other local agencies and organisations. This includes the implementation of Personal Health Budgets for children and young people and continuing health care needs.

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Service provided health centres.
Registered service and regulatory body

Regulated by the East Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body.

Staff training and experience

The Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) is a registered nurse for people with learning disabilities and has clinical experience.

Contact
Specialist Services HUB
(01482) 394000
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Description

The NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a GP-led organisation, with an annual budget of around £365 million, responsible for planning and buying (commissioning) hospital, mental health and community health care services for the people living in the East Riding of Yorkshire area.

Established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on 1 April 2013, our ambition is for all local residents to receive better care, more locally, within budget, through transformation. We are committed to improving the care provided to patients, reducing health inequalities and raising the quality and standard of health services whilst achieving a financial balance.

Health services for children and young people with SEN and disabilities and their families

As health service commissioners, the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG has a duty under Section 3 of the NHS Act 2006 to arrange health care provision for the people for whom they are responsible to meet their reasonable health needs. This is the fundamental basis of commissioning in the NHS. Where there is provision which has been agreed in the health element of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan , health commissioners must put arrangements in place to secure that provision. As part of our Local Offer we commission health services for children and young people which are delivered by health professionals including paediatricians, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, dieticians and specialist nurses for conditions such as epilepsy, asthma and diabetes and community children's nursing teams for complex health, learning disabilities or mental health needs.

Health services for children and young people with SEN or disabilities provide early identification, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and review for children and young people with long-term conditions and disabilities and contribute to supporting key transition points, including to adulthood. They aim to provide optimum health care for the children, addressing the impact of their conditions, managing consequences for the families and preventing further complications.

Health services support early identification of young children who may have SEN and health professionals are often the first people to notify young children with SEN to local authorities.

If you are a health proffessional wanting to notify the Local Authority of young children ( under statutory school age) who has or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) please complete the request for early years support on the Early Years Support Page.

They provide diagnostic services and health reports for EHC needs assessments. CCGs, NHS Trusts, and NHS Foundation Trusts must inform the appropriate local authority if they identify a child under compulsory school age as having, or probably having, a disability or SEN (Section 23 of the Children and Families Act 2014).

We have ensured there is a SEND Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) to support the CCG in meeting its statutory responsibilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities. The SEND DCO is responsible for the CCG's contribution to the process of developing and agreeing Education, Health and Care Plans, ensuring the effective discharging of its responsibilities for children and young people with SEND in accordance with the Code of Practice (June 2014) which provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The SEND DCO provides a point of contact for local partners, when notifying parents and local authorities about children and young people they believe have, or may have, SEN or a disability. The DCO offers professional, clinical leadership and is a source of expertise on matters relating to SEN for the CCG, local authorities, healthcare providers and other local agencies and organisations. This includes the implementation of Personal Health Budgets for children and young people and continuing health care needs.

Age
0-25