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Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Annual Reviews: documentation and guidance

  An Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment can be requested by parents, carers, teachers or any other professional involved with a child or young person; they can also be requested by a young person over the age of 16. You can read more information…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children in care, children in need, children with disabilities and children with special educational needs. This includes working with parents/carers and providers to remove any barriers to accessing early education and to…

Tax free childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a new Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Parents will be able to open online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2.…

Dyslexia Outreach Team

Enabling all children and young people with dyslexia to thrive The Dyslexia Outreach Team (DOT) 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…

Suicidal feelings in children and young people

If you know someone in immediate danger of taking their life Call 999. Suicidal thoughts and feelings - the facts: Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Suicidal feelings can affect anyone of any age, gender or background, at any time. There…

Night terrors

Many children experience nightmares and night terrors, but most grow out of them. They don't cause any long-term psychological harm to your child. Night terrors are very different from nightmares. A child having night terrors may scream and thrash around, and may not recognise you…

Childcare Symbols

Ofsted Outstanding Where Ofsted has judged a provider "Outstanding" at their last inspection, they offered excellent care and education, and were led and managed well. Children are well motivated, very eager to join in and consistently demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning. Look at the…