Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special educational needs and disabilities

Many Children and Young People (CYP) with SEND will have health needs. The CCG works in partnership with the local authorities in Birmingham and Solihull to ensure that commissioning works in the most appropriate way to meet health needs under the SEND code of practice. This often involves complex cross-agency and cross-system working with partners.

The CCG funds a team of Designated Clinical Officers (DCOs) and Designated Medical Officers (DMOs) to support the CCG to meet its statutory responsibilities for CYP with SEND from 0 – 25 years under the SEND Code of Practice. This involves maintaining oversight of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and processes, ensuring that health assessments, planning and support is carried out by health providers in accordance with SEND code of practice and quality assuring the health input into both the graduated approach as well as within EHCPs.

The DMO/DCO team is involved in SEND improvement work across Birmingham and Solihull and works collaboratively across both local authorities and with all relevant health provider organisations to improve the service offered to our population.

Rix Wiki pilot scheme for Birmingham

Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Children’s Trust and the local NHS are working together to improve Birmingham Children’s Services. To find out about the Rix Wiki pilot scheme, please click here

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