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What’s on - Get involved

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


NHS East of England - Transforming Mental Health Services

If you are a family or young person with experience of Tier 4 mental health services, the NHS are running a series of online events on how to improve services and they're looking for family participation to help them shape services going forwards.

Click here to find out more about the event

Next event is 4th Feb 2021 - email emma.tomlinson6@nhs.net to book a space.


Making Meetings Matter

Sendiass in Suffolk are running a "Making Meetings Matter" session on Friday 29 Jan at 10am. This practical session will explore strategies to help families prepare for, manage and follow up conversations and meetings about SEND. Register for this event here.

Coffee Mornings

This term SENDIASS are also hosting a series of relaxed online ‘coffee mornings’ where members of the Specialist Education Service for pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs will explore some simple games anyone can play at home to help their child’s speaking and listening. 

Series of coffee mornings

Each session will focus on a different theme and will be offered in the morning and repeated in the evening. Please do share details with any families whose children may have speech and language difficulties.

The first session will focus on games for listening and attention.

January 21st at 10.00am and repeated at 6.00pm.

Language Games - Register here for the morning session

Language Games - Register here for the evening session

Surveys / Consultations

Review of Travel services provide by Norse

The County Council are currently reviewing transport service arrangements between Suffolk Norse and Suffolk County Council and as part of this a paper entitled “Travel and Swimming Services Review” will be considered at Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet meeting on 23 February 2021. The paper is available to view on the County Council’s website under the item 23-02-2021, The Cabinet.

The proposal is that the joint venture with Suffolk Norse is ended and the assets, staff and services for home to school travel and swimming instruction are transferred to Vertas as from 1 September 2021. Please be reassured that the proposal is for services to continue with minimal change. A further update will be provided after the Cabinet meeting. If you have any questions please ring Customer Services  0345 606 6067 or email customer.services@suffolk.gov.uk

Sponsor announced for second new school for Suffolk children with communication and interaction needs

The East Anglian Schools Trust (EAST) has been announced as the sponsor of the new school in Suffolk for children with communication and interaction needs.

We’ve drafted our proposed strategy for 2021-23.

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to contribute. We have used all your insights and responses to inform our discussions, and have now co-produced a draft strategy, which we would like to get your feedback on.

Visit our SEND Strategy page for more information.