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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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A free workshop in Saxmundham for parents and carers to explore practical strategies for how to best prepare and take a positive part in meetings.

Book your place.


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.

Surveys / Consultations


Suffolk Parent Carer Network - Transitions / Preparing for Adulthood

Suffolk Parent Carer Network has organised a training day around transitions / preparing for adulthood. This day is a direct response to requests from parents and carers.

Book your place.


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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