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

In Cumbria this post sits within Cumbria Partnership Foundation NHS Trust and is in line with the Code of Practice (June 2014). The Designated Clinical Officer has a role in supporting joined up working between health services and local authorities.

The role of the Designated Clinical Officer is to: 

  • Ensure the flow of advice to local authorities, schools and colleges regarding the health needs of children and young people who may have SEN or disabilities, including navigating the local health system. 
  • Ensuring that health services fulfil their duties to provide appropriate notification to the local authority of children under compulsory school age who they think may have SEN or disabilities. 
  • Supporting schools with their duties under the ‘Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions’ guidance. 

The DCO is not routinely involved in assessments or planning for individuals, except in the course of their usual clinical practice, but would be responsible for ensuring that assessment, planning and health support is carried out by health providers.

Contact Details:

Alex Nancollis    Designated Clinical Officer

Email: alexandra.nancollis@cumbria.nhs.uk

Or: ehcpadmin@cumbria.nhs.uk 

Postal Address for Alex:

c/o Children's Specialist Hub
Springboard Child Development Centre
Orton Road
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 7HE

   Tel: 07795258707

Business Support to the Designated Clinical Officer     
Cumbria Parternship Foundation Trust
Children & Families Care Group
C/o Children's Specialist Hub
Springboard Child Development Centre
Orton Road
Carlisle, Cumbria
CA2 7HE
Email: ehcpadmin@cumbria.nhs.uk    Tel: 01228 608250

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alex Nancollis
Contact Position
Designated Clinical Officer
Telephone
07795 258707
E-mail
alexandra.nancollis@cumbria.nhs.uk
Notes

You can also contact Alex at: ehcpadmin@cumbria.nhs.uk

Where to go

Name
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Address
Children's Specialist Hub
Springboard Child Development Centre
Orton Road
Carlisle
Cumbria
Postcode
CA2 7HE
Last updated: 17/01/2019
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