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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 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…

SEND Youngsters stars of disability hate crime awareness video

A group of youngsters from Suffolk with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are the brave stars of a hard-hitting video aimed at raising awareness of hate crime. ‘Stop the Hate’ features eight champions from the SEND Young Persons Network, and launches today (date) to…

Social Care and Early Help

Disabled children and young people have the same rights as other children and we want to make sure that we are able to offer the correct support, to ensure they have the same opportunities as other children. Suffolk County Council has a duty to assess…

Specialist Admissions Decisions for Suffolk Specialist Education Settings Update February 2020

Following our communication prior to the Christmas holiday, this update provides the latest information on the progress we are making with applications made for local specialist education placements.  We are very aware that there are still some families and SENCos who have not received an…

Specialist Admissions Process Guidance

With effect from September 2019, the way in which the local authority consider admission to special schools, specialist units, alternative provision and pupil referral units is changing. Headlines Requests for admission to special schools, specialist support centres, specialist units, pupil referral units (PRU) and alternative…

Stop the Hate

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers. ‘Stop the Hate’ is a hard-hitting video co-produced with eight champions from the Suffolk Young Person’s Network who wanted to raise awareness of hate crime. The…

Suffolk SEND Programme Board

The SEND Programme Board is the governance body which will ensure that the SEND reforms and objectives from the 2017-2020 SEND strategy are implemented in Suffolk. The Board is made up of partners who are directly responsible for commissioning, delivering, and monitoring services for children…

Suffolk's SEND Strategy 2017 - 2020

We have also developed a more detailed action plan that supports the strategy delivery and this, alongside the strategy forms our Ofsted/CQC SEND statement of action,which has recently been approved by Ofsted and CQC.  The new strategy and this plan have been co-produced with the…

Support to help your child attend school

All parents, carers and schools want children to attend school and be happy, as this provides the best environment for them to learn and thrive. However, all children are different and have different needs to enable them to reach their full potential. If your child…
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