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How to deal with panic attacks

A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety. Panic attacks can also have physical symptoms, including shaking, feeling disorientated, nausea, rapid, irregular heartbeats, dry mouth, breathlessness, sweating and dizziness. The symptoms of a panic attack are not dangerous, but can be very…

Inclusion Practitioner Team

The Inclusion Practitioners are part of the Whole School Inclusion Service, which is in turn part of the Specialist Education Service. In line with the SEND Code of Practice, Suffolk operate a graduated response to supporting the additional needs of children and young people in Suffolk. …

Independent advice and support

The new system aims to empower families and give them more choice and control. This can be daunting for some so we want you to have as much support as possible so you can be informed and confident. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information,…

Independent Review of Suffolk SEND Services

In June 2021, the council commissioned an Independent Review to focus on the processes, communication protocols and family-facing elements of SEND services. This was carried out by a team from Lincolnshire, including Lincolnshire County Council and the SEND parent carer network. The final report was…

Independent Schools QA Information

This page is currently being updated An independent school is defined as any school at which full time education is provided for five or more pupils of compulsory school age, or one or more such pupils with an EHC plan or a statement of special…

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Last updated: 19/03/2021

Initial report published about SEND services during the covid-19 pandemic following Ofsted and CQC visits to local authorities

A report has been published looking into the support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. An initial report has been published by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) looking into the support for children and…

Institutions Approved Under Section 41

Under the new Code of Practice, we must publish the list of independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools - England and Wales and Special Post-16 Institutions) approved by the Secretary of State under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014. See the published…

Joint statement from Suffolk Parent Carer Network and Suffolk County Council

November 2019 The management board of SPCN are humbled by the number of responses that we have received to our 2019 survey. The completed surveys have increased by over 50% on our 2018 figure and we received over 5300 comments.  We appreciate that many individuals…

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is a world-first. It is the first national programme of its kind aimed at making improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities. Reviews are being carried out with a view to improve the standard and quality…