The Designated Clinical Officer for SEND (DCO) supports local Health services to make sure they are meeting the needs of children and young people (aged 0-25 years) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The DCO plays a key part in implementing the SEND reforms and in supporting joined up working between health services and local authorities.
Jennifer Corkwood is currently Manchester’s Designated Clinical Officer for SEND.
Please visit the Council for Disabled Children’s website for more information about the DCO and DMO (Designated Medical Officer) roles.
Please read on for some articles on our website relating to the DCO.