Designated Clinical Officer

Designated Clinical Officer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities .


The Designated Clinical Officer role is to support health colleagues both at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust  and Doncaster and Bassetlaw teaching hospitals NHS trust, to make sure Health Services are meeting the needs of Children and Young People 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. To ensure Children and Young People with Special Education Needs and Disabilities have the right health support to achieve the best they possibly can.

The Designated Clinical Officer role is a key element in supporting the Health Service in its implementation of the Children’s and Families Act 2014.

The Designated Clinical Officer role is a varied role and includes:

  • Supporting joint up working between health services and local authorities.
  • Attending Educational, Health and Care panels to discuss which children go forwards for assessment and then if required have a formal plan .
  • Act as an operational health lead for the Education, Health and Care Plan Pathway.
  • Supporting health professionals with the information required within these assessments.
  • Supporting the Special Educational Needs Team at the Local Authority with questions and queries on information.

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