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Policies, procedures and statutory guidance

Please use the links below to find copies of Suffolk County Council policies and procedures as well as statutory guidance relating to SEND. If you cannot find the policy you are looking for, please email localoffer@suffolk.gov.uk.

Preparing for Adulthood and Employment

The Local Offer supports young people aged 16-25 to have positive experiences and should help them to progress towards gaining employment and contributing to their local communities. It can be an exciting time of new opportunities, choices and increased independence but, it can also be…

Primary Mental Health Workers for Schools in Suffolk

Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) offer consultation, support and guidance to school staff working with children and young people who are presenting mild to moderate mental health concerns with low levels of risk. School staff can contact their Primary Mental Health Worker if they need…

Proposed new model for Children, Young People and Families Mental Health services in East and West Suffolk

We want to know whether you think the plans to transform services for children, young people and families in East & West Suffolk are on the right track. After gathering your feedback and listening to what you’ve said, here's what we think the new proposed…

Q and A Response to the SPCN Annual Survey

The annual Parent Carer Satisfaction Survey, in relation to education, health and care services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, showed that families are still finding it difficult to get the information that they need. As a direct result of…

The Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team

This page is currently under review The Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team (QAPD) are a team within the Inclusion Service at Suffolk County Council. It is the team’s role to ensure that educational provisions accessed by Suffolk’s children and young people who have special…

Review of Education Services for Children and Young People with a Hearing Impairment

In 2018 Suffolk County Council commissioned a review of its services for children and young people with a hearing impairment in partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Society.  A copy of the review report is published below along with the Council’s response to the recommendations…

Roles of health professionals

Children and young people aged 0 – 25 and their parents and carers may talk to a wide range of health professionals to find support. The different job roles and titles can become confusing, this page provides information on professionals who may come into contact…

Schools contribution to the Local Offer

All schools or settings will need to develop and publish a tailored Local Offer in partnership with parent/carers. Transparency, accessibility and appropriate confidentiality are of paramount importance both in collection and sharing of information. A school’s Local Offer needs to address what will be: a universal offer, targeted support and specialised support. The…

Self-harm 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 self-harm in children and young people MindEd- for families is a resourceful website for parents and carers who…
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