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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.

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Raising the Bar Awards

Nominations and co-presenter competition now open!

The Raising the Bar Awards are an opportunity for you to say well done to a child or young person and thank teachers, staff, governors, volunteers and business partners who go the extra mile and deserve recognition.

There are also categories for education providers and projects that have shown collaboration. If there is something that you are proud of, make sure you enter the awards. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 1 May.

We’re also searching for two 14-18 year-olds in education or training in Suffolk to co-present the awards ceremony, in return they will receive an exciting reward package. The deadline for entries is Friday 30 March.

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Suffolk Parent Carer Network - Family Fun Day

Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN) is hosting a Family Fun Day for members of SPCN on Saturday 9th June at Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre.

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Feedback Events - Experiences of Mental Health Services for Children, Young People and Families

Suffolk Parent Carer Network are working with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) to provide opportunities for parents and carers to feedback their experiences of mental health services and to hear about the improvements NSFT plan to make following the outcome of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Three events have been arranged across Suffolk, download the flyer for more information and to book your place.


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.

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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.

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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.




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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