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Get involved in local events, stay up to date with the latest news, surveys and opportunities in Suffolk, meet other parents and tell us your views.

If you would like to include information on this page, please email localoffer@suffolk.gov.uk

Events

Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN) Ambassador Drop In Library Events

Come along to one of our drop in's and meet the SPCN Ambassadors. Tell us about your experiences of education, health and care services for children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and/or disabilities. Find out about our upcoming training and events. Hear more about the work that SPCN does across Suffolk.

October

  • Beccles Library - Thursday 25th, 10.00-12.30
  • Bungay Library - Thursday 25th, 1.30-3.30
  • Stradbroke Library - Friday 26th, 1.45-3.45
  • Framlingham Library - Tuesday 30th, 9.30-12.00

November

  • Stoke Library - Tuesday 6th, 9.30-11.30
  • Gainsborough Library - Friday 9th, 10.30-12.30
  • Kesgrave Library - Tuesday 13th, 2.30-4.30
  • Aldeburgh Library - Thursday 15th, 10.00-12.00
  • Ipswich Library Craft Market - Saturday 17th, 1.00-4.00
  • Leiston Library - Thursday 22nd, 10.00-12.00
  • Woodbridge Library Children's Health Event - Wednesday 28th, 10.30-12.00

December

  • Chantry Library Christmas Fayre - Saturday 1st, 10.30-1.00

Surveys / Consultations

Annual Parent Carer Satisfaction Survey 2018

It’s that time of year again when we ask families across Suffolk to make their voices heard about education, health and care services.  The findings from our annual survey form the basis of our evidence throughout the coming year, so it is really important that you complete our survey if you have a child or young person aged 0-25 with any additional need or disability who either lives in Suffolk or receives services in the county.  Last year 415 families responded but there are over 12,000 children and young people in Suffolk with special educational needs and disabilities and we are much stronger the more voices we have.  Please share with everyone you know and encourage them to take the time to fill out this survey – one per child/young person.  If you have any queries please contact us on admin@spcn.org.uk or phone 07341 126455

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LocalOff

Family Carers Survey

We want to hear about your experiences of support for family carers in Suffolk. The information you give us will be used to assess what is currently working well for family carers and to identify any gaps in services for family carers. We want to know what works well, what could be improved and what's missing. All answers will be used anonymously so please do answer openly and honestly. If you want to withdraw any information you have given, please contact Helen Robinson on 01473 260354 (9am – 4pm Monday to Friday) or by email family.carers@suffolk.gov.uk putting the word ‘survey’ in the title. This survey should take around 20 minutes to complete. The survey closes on Thursday 22 November 2018. Thank you.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FamilyCarers/

Training

Suffolk Parent Carer Network - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Training Day incl School Transport

Monday 19 November

This practical training day covers the legislation for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in relation to a number of different topics. Places are free for SPCN memberswho are parents/carers/guardians/other family members. 

Places are also available for professionals at a cost of £25.00 per person.

Parents/Carers/Family Members book your free place here.

To book a place as a professional, or for any queries, please contact James Nunn on admin@spcn.org.uk or 07341 126455

SENDIASS - Become a 'SEND Parent Champion'

The aim of this 2.5 day course is to help parents to support and empower other parents who have children with additional needs. 

Colchester Baptist Church, 75 Colchester Road, Ipswich IP4 4ST

  • Session 1: 15th November 10am – 12 noon
  • Session 2: 22nd November 10am – 2:30pm
  • Session 3: 29th November 10am – 2:30pm

This event is now fully booked! You can go onto the waiting list in case of any cancellations by emailing enquiries@suffolksendiass.co.uk

SENDIASS - 'EHC plan' workshops for parents & carers

Does your child have an EHC plan or is an EHC needs assessment underway?

SENDIASS is offering free workshops for parents and carers explaining the purpose of an Education, Health and Care Plan and how it can help your child. 

Exploring key sections and responsibilities, how you and your child can be involved and what to do if you are uncertain about the Plan.

Book your free place via Eventbrite:

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