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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…

Invitation to Market Engagement Event

Suffolk County Council is seeking to procure the delivery of a Programme for Parent Carers of young people in Suffolk with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability). The programme will be delivered using the Thinking Ahead planning guide for families and will be delivered by trained Parent…

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…

Keys to Inclusion training

“Keys to Inclusion and a Person-Centred Approach” An exciting training opportunity for Schools and Professionals who work with children and young people. We are holding 2 sessions across the county as follows: Wednesday 5th February 2020, Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club, Nowton Road, Bury St…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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