Designated Clinical Officers

Our Designated Clinical Officers (DCOs) provide a point of contact for local authorities, schools and colleges, who need advice or support about health for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Our Designated Clinical Officers are Suzanne Rollinson (Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS), Mental Health) and Charlotte MacBeath (CYPS, Physical Health).

Our Designated Clinical Officers:

  • liaise with child and adult health services about specific children and young people
  • participate in EHC plan quality assurance exercises and feed back to health colleagues
  • provide support and training to health colleagues about SEND
  • work with partners in cases that need mediation services to resolve disputes outside of tribunals
  • review and provide evidence for first tier tribunal cases where there is a health element for determination
  • participate in SEND Local Area Inspections

For useful information, links and resources, visit our dedicated DCO web page.

To get in touch with our Designated Clinical Officers, email

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