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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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Primary Mental Health Workers for Schools in Suffolk

What are Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs)? Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) offer consultation, support and guidance to school staff working with children and young people who are showing mild to moderate mental health concerns. School staff can contact their Primary Mental Health Worker if they…

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…

Emotional Wellbeing Gateway - Mental Health Services & Support

Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, are worried about someone you care for, or want to know how to stay mentally well, the Gateway website is the place to go for families and professionals to access mental health support services in Suffolk.  Please help…

Stress in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Why are children and young people effected by stress? Children and young people today are facing many pressures from many different sources.…

Eating disorders in children and young people

Please help us to improve this part of the website by completing our feedback form (form will open in a new tab). Coronavirus update: Please read the Carers and Coronavirus Letter regarding contacts and support available for carers supporting someone with an eating disorder during Covid. What are…