We support clinicians to understand how they can support the vision of the Children and Families Act in an ever-changing environment.
Health leaders play a key part in implementing the SEND reforms and in supporting joined up working between health services and local authorities.
We know that there is significant variation between the roles and responsibilities held by Designated Medical/Clinical/Health Officers as well as Executive Leads for SEND within ICS's across England.
Our aim is to help support the continued evolution of these and other health leadership roles.
We're working with clinicians to understand how DMOs or DCOs can support the vision of the Children and Families Act 2014, and have also produced a series of resources aimed at encouraging greater understanding of the role.
This includes these 2019 interviews in which DMOs and DCOs talk about the challenges they face in their roles:
Click here to find out more about our work in this area.
The Council for Disabled Children has also developed a simple SEND system checklist/audit tool which provides local areas with a framework for assessing their progress towards effective joint working. To discover more and download the tool click here.