Tees Valley CCG and its partners recognise that children are our future and are the next generation who will ensure the success and prosperity of each local area. It is therefore imperative that we invest in their development and create an environment in which they can grow and prosper. We work with five local authorities across Tees Valley and for more specific and detailed information relating to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), please see below.
The Department for Education and the Department for Health have produced Statutory Guidance for organisations which work with and support Children and Young People (CYP) who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) in January 15. The Code of Practice sets out guidance on Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014. One of the provisions described within the Code of Practice is around the identification of a Designated Medical Officer or a Designated Clinical Officer.
The Code recommends that partners should ensure there is a responsible individual to support the CCG in meeting its statutory responsibilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, primarily by providing a point of contact for local partners, when notifying parents and local authorities about children and young people they believe have, or may have, SEN or a disability, and when seeking advice on SEN or disabilities.
There has been a DCO appointed to the CCG as of November 2018 who is working across the Tees Valley Local Authority boundary areas.
Our aim is to commission excellent services for children and young people that are accessible to all including children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from age 0-25. This includes all known health and wellbeing needs and difficulties.
We are also committed to ensuring we help children and young people who are looked after, to take care of their health, preventing problems where we can and offering support when its needed and to help people recover.
If you have any concerns relating to your emotional health and general wellbeing needs please visit your local offer information page below for support and signposting.
The Local Offer is a way of giving children and young people with SEND and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in the area where you live.