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Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - Epress yourself

Join in with Children's Mental Health Week From 1-7 February it’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and this years theme is ‘Express Yourself’, which is about how we find ways to share our feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. The Place2Be Charity has lots of resources and…

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…

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

Last reviewed: February 2021 Tax-Free Childcare is a Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Parents use online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2. The total…

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…

Children and bereavement

The following information could help if your child has lost a loved one or if a loved one is dying. If your child has a loved one who's dying If a child has a loved one who is going to die, they can benefit from special support.…

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you're reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your life, it's important you ask someone for help. It's probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you're not alone and not…

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…

How to become a registered childminder in Suffolk

This information has been put together to guide you through the process of becoming a registered childminder in Suffolk. Reading this information will help you to understand what is required to become a childminder and successfully register with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s…

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…