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Leisure Activities and Short Breaks

Since April 2011 every local authority has a duty to provide a range of short break services for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. Short breaks enable disabled children and young people to do many of the fun exciting activities non-disabled children…

Letter from Minister Ford, 2nd September 2020

As minister with responsibility for special educational needs, I wanted to write to you about support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to return to school. Read the Letter from Minister Ford to children and young people with SEND, their…

Life in Lockdown - interviews with parent carers

When Britain locked down in March 2020, life as we knew it took a strange and new turn. We wanted to know how families of children with SEND were finding things, so between April and June 2020 we asked any parent carers who wanted to,…

Life in Lockdown - interviews with young people

Over the summer of 2020 we worked with the team at the Engagement Hub to chat to some young people with SEND about how they’d found lockdown. You can find out what they told us by clicking the tabs below. If you are a young…

Local Offer Advisor - here to help!

The Local Offer aims to provide information about support services and opportunities for children and young people with SEND all in one place. Do you have a question about Suffolk's Local Offer? Need help finding information or want to discuss what services are available? You…

Money matters

If you have a disabled child or young person you or your young person may be entitled to national and local financial support.  The information below provides advice about your rights and entitlements, tips on managing your money and who to talk to if you…

Neurodevelopment Service

The Neurodevelopment Service sees children and young people who may be displaying behaviours that might suggest a condition such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).   The service assesses the child or young person to offer understanding, advice, specialist support where…

New co-produced factsheets published

There’s two new factsheets on the Local Offer website, which can be found on the landing page for Education.   The ASD Factsheet is a simple two-sided guide covering what ASD can look like, what to do if you think your child needs to be…

New EHC Plan Annual Review Paperwork and Moving into Adulthood Plans

The new Education Health and Care Plan Annual Review documentation has now been uploaded to the Local Offer website. There are new documents for both Year 8 and below and Year 9 and above.    The Moving into Adulthood Plan is now part of the…

New SEND provision identified – ready to offer 168 additional spaces from September 2020

December 2019 Suffolk County Council is now in a position to provide further information regarding the development of new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) units attached to mainstream schools in the county. The authority is very pleased to announce that following a thorough evaluation…