The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act explains how health services and education must work together to support learners with additional learning needs (ALN) from 0 to 25 years old.
How can the Designated Education Clinical Lead Officer (DECLO) help?
The Designated Education Clinical Lead Officer (DECLO) co-ordinates this collaborative working for the health board.
- Local authorities can contact NHS health professionals to ask for information or advice that might help learners with additional learning needs.
- Local authorities and further education institutions (FEIs) can also ask if there is treatment or service that could help a learner with their additional learning needs.
- Where the health service believes that a child has, or probably has additional learning needs, they must tell the Local Authority if this could help the child.
How to contact the Designated Education Clinical Lead Officer (DECLO)
Mrs Liz McKinney is the Designated Education Clinical Lead Officer (DECLO).
Children, young people and their families can get in touch by calling 03000 846993, or emailing BCU.DECLO@wales.nhs.uk
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