Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


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.

A Day in the Life of the Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)

Jennie Corkwood, our Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) here in Manchester, recently wrote us a journal entry showing how a particular working day looked like for her back in March. The DCO role is not something that many parents and carers are familiar with so

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MPCF Coffee Morning @ Martenscroft

Join us on Friday, 30 September, for a coffee morning at Martenscroft Nursery and Sure Start Centre in Hulme. It's an opportunity to meet and chat fellow parents & carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in a relaxed