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Suffolk Parent Carer Network - Parent Rep Information Day

Are you interested in improving services for families of children and young people with additional needs and /or disabilities in Suffolk? Do you have a bit of time you could spare?

The role of parent representatives (reps) is to inform decision makers about the experiences of parents and carers and to ensure that parents' views are fed into decisions about children and young people's services at a strategic level.

Find out more and book your place.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Conference - Bookings now open!

On Monday 26th February 2018 Suffolk Parent Carer Network will be hosting an Emotional Health and Wellbeing Conference at The Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell.  Anyone with an interest or involvement in Emotional Health and Wellbeing in East and West Suffolk will be welcome - especially parents and carers. It will be an opportunity for us to celebrate the work that has happened so far in the Transformation Plan and also to share the exciting developments in services which will be going live in Spring 2018.

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SENDIASS in Suffolk are offering a FREE conference for Mums, Dads and carers: Health Matters in Education on Thursday 22 March, 10am – 15:30pm.

Learn from practical workshops focussed on the health and well-being of your children in education and have the opportunity to share your views.

For more information and to book, please visit: 


Offer free information sessions for parents and carers around the process of SEND support and practical strategies for working positively with schools and the local authority.  

If you are a group of parents, we could come to you to deliver a workshop where you meet. Or if you know some parents who might like to get together for a workshop we could explore a place and time to suit.  We will do our best to fit around your needs.  

Specialist School Nursing Team 

Coffee mornings at various locations across the county.

For more information, please email

Parenting programmes

Parenting programmes are run by Suffolk County Council and partner organisations in the voluntary and community sector.

A list of parenting support programmes for parents and carers in Suffolk and how to book onto a parenting programme can be found on the Suffolk County Council website.


School and post-16 travel consultation

From Tuesday 12 December 2017 to Wednesday 28 February 2018 we are asking for views on proposed changes to school and post-16 travel policies in Suffolk.

Suffolk is facing a huge challenge. The school and post-16 travel service is no longer affordable and capable of meeting the needs of the growing demand driven by new housing and schools, and the increasing transport needs for those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Visit the Suffolk County Council website for more information.



Would you like to become a Parent SEND Champion?

Suffolk’s Needs Met

3.5-hour workshop for anyone who wants to know about what it means to be emotionally healthy and spotting the risks to your mental health. Download the flyer.

Mental Health First Aid Lite

1 x half day workshop to help identify common mental health issues and how they affect family life.

For both courses please book online at If you need help to book your place call: 01473 264800.

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