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SEND 16+ Transitions Guide

All children and young people deserve a bright future - to belong, achieve, contribute, stay safe and be healthy. The teenage years are a time of change and exploration as they begin the start of their journey towards greater independence and adulthood. For children and…

SEND Information and Guidance

The Department for Education has produced a parental guide to new reforms which are changing the ways in which children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities are supported. They have also produced a Young Person's Guide to the Children and Families Act. These documents can be viewed by…

SEND Information for settings

The 0 – 25 code of practice introduces a lot of new changes to the way all education settings work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (send) and their families. The main changes are; The new system covers children and…

SEND Programme Board Update - April 2018

Following the April meeting of the Suffolk SEND Programme Board, which is the group that oversees the implementation of the Suffolk SEND Strategy and Statement of Action, we are providing a progress update on the first two sections of the action plans.  These are about…

SEND Programme Board Update - March 2018

March 2018 It is now over a year since SEND Services in Suffolk were inspected and while we have been working very hard across education, health and care services to make improvements for the long term, we realise that we have not been very good…

SEND Self-Assessment Event - November 2019

On Friday 1st November, we will be hosting an event at Kesgrave Community Centre for parents and carers, practitioners and professionals working across health, social care and education supporting SEND. We have split the day into 4 sessions linked to our programme priority areas. Each…

SEND specialist provision

Following previous requests for expressions of interest from mainstream schools, Suffolk County Council has identified a number of suitable providers to develop units across Suffolk in 2020. Throughout November, the council will consider further expressions of interest from mainstream schools which hope to open further…

SEND Support

Suffolk is committed to children with SEND being educated in their home community and having their SEND met by their local catchment school. In the first instance, schools and settings are responsible for meeting the needs of a range of children and young people.  They do this…

SEND Support Wheel - Help

Please see the guidance below for using our SEND Support Wheel. If you can't find what you're looking for, or find an issue with the tool, please use the feedback form on the right-hand side of the page. You can also email localoffer@suffolk.gov.uk for guidance. Using…

SEND tribunal: single route of redress national trial

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…
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