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About InfoLink

What is Suffolk InfoLink? Suffolk InfoLink is an online directory of community information; local clubs, societies, community and voluntary organisations, childcare providers and services. Information on Suffolk InfoLink is provided by the organisations listed, not by Suffolk County Council. Even though a club, activity or service…

About the Local Offer

Suffolk’s Local Offer gives you clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In Suffolk we want services that are able to respond to local needs and aspirations. This is why children,…

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most…

Alternative Provision

This page is currently being updated Alternative Provision offered by settings other than Pupil Referral Units or Independent School that is Quality Assurance through the Local Authority process can be used by schools to support students that need an intervention at any particular point during…

Anxiety in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Spotting the signs of anxiety in children and young people Anxious behaviour is common in children and young people. Most learn to…

Assessments, Education, Health and Care Plans

The majority of children and young people with special education needs (SEN) or disabilities will have the support they need within local mainstream early years settings, schools or colleges. This is called SEN Support. For some children and young people, although they are receiving support…

Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

Care, Education Treatment Reviews (CETR)

CETRs are focused on those children and young people who either have been, or may be about to be admitted to a specialist mental health / learning disability hospital either in the NHS or in the independent sector. CETRs bring together those responsible for commissioning…

Change in Policy Regarding Registration of Pupils Attending PRUs

You may be aware of very recent publicity regarding Ofsted’s definition of off-rolling children being broadened to include children who have transferred from a school roll to a PRU roll. In response, Suffolk County Council has identified the need to update its guidance to schools…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children in care, children in need, children with disabilities and children with special educational needs. This includes working with parents/carers and providers to remove any barriers to accessing early education and to…
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