Independent Support Fact Sheet #6: Health duties

Written by Independent SupportDate 29 Aug 2014

Independent Support have produced a series of fact sheets as part of the training provided to Independent Supporters. 

This fact sheet explains the duties on health professionals under the Children and Families Act 2014. It details how Clinical Commissioning Groups (“CCGs”) and other health bodies are required to co-operate with the local authority in jointly commissioning services, ensuring there is sufficient capacity contracted to deliver necessary services, drawing the attention of the local authority to groups and individual children and young people with SEN or disabilities, supporting diagnosis and assessment, and delivering interventions and review.