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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…

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 Specialist Admissions Decisions for Suffolk Specialist Education Settings Update February 2020 Following our communication prior to the Christmas…

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…

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…

A parent's guide to autism

Parents often feel relieved when they finally receive a diagnosis of autism, because they have an explanation for their child's behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told.  It can sometimes be…

Person centred planning

Person-centred planning is a process of learning and listening, taking into account the needs, thoughts, concerns and opinions on what is important now, and for the future. This approach aims to help children and young people to: Be at the heart of the process Identify…

Plans to create more places for specialist education in Suffolk - January 2019

The Cabinet will review recommendations put forward by a cross-party Policy Development Panel on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Working together with parents/carers, education providers, partners and children to establish what support they need, Suffolk County Council wants to create more specialist education places in the…
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