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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…

New Specialist Education Places in Suffolk - July 18 update

Further to the update we provided in March 2018, regarding our desire to commission some additional, local, small group provision to cater for a variety of needs, we are pleased to inform you we received considerable interest from a number of different educational establishments. Following…

New Unit Provision Development - March 2020

The programme to provide more specialist education places across Suffolk is progressing well, however, we do still need to secure commitment from schools for additional provision in the North of the County. As part of our investment in additional specialist education placements for Suffolk, Local…

News

This page includes the latest SEND news from Suffolk County Council and our partners. If you wish to feature an item, please email content to LocalOffer@suffolk.gov.uk. 2020 Minister Ford open letter to the SEND sector 9/11/2020 November 2020 On Saturday 31 October, the Prime Minister…

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It affects men, women and children and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty, but it typically develops during…

Occupational Therapy for children and young people

The team of Occupational Therapists employed by Suffolk County Council to work in the Disabled Children & Young People’s Team, covering the county to provide assessments at home for children and young people with disabilities. Assessments are carried out to identify and discuss difficulties within the…

Open letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

Please use the link below to read the open letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, their parents/carers and families, and others who support them, about the wider…

Our Plans to Develop New Specialist Education Places in Suffolk

Currently we do not have enough specialist education places in Suffolk to meet the needs of all the children who need them.  This means that some children have to wait a long time to secure a specialist placement and others have to travel a long…

Our Plans to Develop New Specialist Education Places in Suffolk - September 2019

As Suffolk looks to develop its specialist education offer to meet the increasing demand for education places for children with additional needs, a number of developments have occurred over recent months. In April 2019 Cabinet agreed the following recommendations following the work of the cross-party…