Designated clinical officers

Designated clinical officers (DCO) co-ordinate the education, health and care plan process and will develop a consistent approach across Lancashire. 

They are the single point of contact for families who have a query or concern about the health provision for their child's SEND support.

You can contact the DCO for your area as follows:

North - Lancaster, Wyre and Fylde

Kathleen Freear
Tel: 01253 956 168
Email: Kathleen.Freear@nhs.net

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

Carole Kay
Tel: 01254 612 722
Email: lcn-tr.dcopennine@nhs.net

South - Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire

Anne Hardman
Tel: 01254 612 723
Email: lcn-tr.dcosouth@nhs.net