Designated Clinical Officers

Designated Clinical Officers (DCO) support NHS services to make sure they are meeting the needs of children and young people (aged 0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

We listen to children, young people and families’ experiences in accessing the NHS health services they need to meet their SEND.

The DCOs want to hear your views about using NHS services. You can contact us directly or share your views through parent representatives, at meetings and events.

We work to raise awareness of SEND and improve links between health, education and social care professionals. You can find out more about how we do this and our statutory duties in the practitioner section.


North - Lancaster, Wyre and Fylde

Clair Martin

Tel: 01253 956168
Mob: 07833616903

East - Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale

Tel: 01254 612 722
Mob: 07507 847503

South - Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire

Elaine Croll

Tel: 01254 612 722
Mob: 07973 963565