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About the Local Offer

Suffolk’s Local Offer gives you clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In Suffolk we want services that are able to respond to local needs and aspirations. This is why children,…

Change in Policy Regarding Registration of Pupils Attending PRUs

You may be aware of very recent publicity regarding Ofsted’s definition of off-rolling children being broadened to include children who have transferred from a school roll to a PRU roll. In response, Suffolk County Council has identified the need to update its guidance to schools…

Co-production in Suffolk

Co-production happens when service providers and service users recognise the benefits of working in true partnership with each other.  This process is adopted ‘from the start’, when planning, developing, implementing or reviewing a service.  It means that all the right people are around the table…

Inclusion Service Team Update

As part of our response to the SEND inspection, the Inclusion Service has reorganised the way it works, effective from 1 April 2018. The service, led by Judith Mobbs, Assistant Director for Inclusion and Skills, is now organised as follows: As part of our response…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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