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Have your say on proposed future speech, language and communication services

Published March 2019

Parents, carers and those who work with children and young people in Suffolk with specialist speech, language and communication (SLC) needs have been invited to have their say on a proposed new model for delivering services.

Development of New Specialist Education Placements

Published March 2019

The Council is seeking expressions of interest from mainstream schools or specialist providers who would like to develop specialist provision for secondary age learners in the west and north of Suffolk for September 2019 onwards.  

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities inspection revisit

Published March 2019

More work is still needed if children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are to get the quality of support they deserve.

Green light from Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet to develop more specialist education placements in Suffolk to meet growing demand

Published January 2019

Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet has agreed recommendations to move forward with creating more specialist education places in Suffolk.

Plans to create more places for specialist education in Suffolk

Published January 2019

The Cabinet will review recommendations put forward by a cross-party Policy Development Panel on Tuesday 29 January 2019.

SEND 16+ Transitions Guide

Published January 2019

This guide is for parents/carers of children and young people on SEND support or who have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP). Suffolk County Council has produced this guide in collaboration with parents, carers, and providers of education and health services.


Health Check Campaign 14 - 25 years

Published October 18

Did you know that if you are aged 14 and over and have a learning disability, you can ask your doctor for an Annual Health Check?

High Needs Funding Update

Published July 18

Following the high needs funding consultation in Spring of this year the decision has been made to implement the new funding arrangements from September 2018.

New Specialist Education Places in Suffolk

Published July 18

Further to the update we provided in March 2018, regarding our desire to commission some additional, local, small group provision to cater for a variety of needs, we are pleased to inform you we received considerable interest from a number of different educational establishments.

SEND Programme Board Update

Published April 2018

Following the April meeting of the Suffolk SEND Programme Board, which is the group that oversees the implementation of the Suffolk SEND Strategy and Statement of Action, we are providing a progress update on the first two sections of the action plans.

SEND Programme Board

Published March 2018

It is now over a year since SEND Services in Suffolk were inspected and while we have been working very hard across education, health and care services to make improvements for the long term.

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