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Help with paying for childcare

There may be some help with paying for childcare through the following: Childcare element of Working Tax Credit:  Contact the tax credit helpline on 0345 300 3900. Childcare Vouchers You exchange a part of your salary for childcare vouchers with Tax and National Insurance savings. You will need to discuss…

Elective Home Education (EHE)

Educating your child at home Elective Home Education is where parents choose to exercise their legal right to take responsibility for educating their children at home. The decision to Electively Home Educate should be taken solely by parents and schools should not seek to influence…

Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

I'm worried about my child's mental health

   Find information and support in Suffolk to help you and your family cope with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. Tell us what you think about the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of screen. Does your…

Raising low self-esteem

We all have times when we lack confidence and don't feel good about ourselves. But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is the opinion we have of…

Worried about your teenager?

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…

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…

Dyslexia Outreach Team

Enabling all children and young people with dyslexia to thrive The Dyslexia Outreach Team is staffed by 5 experienced teachers, all of whom hold specialist qualifications for teaching and assessing pupils with dyslexia and/or literacy difficulties. The team works in partnership with all schools across…

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…

Frequently asked questions and answers for parents & carers

Making the transition from childhood to adulthood is an exciting but potentially difficult process for any young person and will take a number of years. For young people with additional needs, this transition can be even more challenging and take a fair amount of preparation…
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