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  1. Independent Review of Suffolk SEND Services

    In June 2021, the council commissioned an Independent Review to focus on the processes, communication protocols and family-facing elements of SEND services. This was carried out by a team from Lincolnshire, including Lincolnshire County Council and the SEND parent carer network. The final report was…
  2. Specialist Learning Support (SpLSS) Service

    The Specialist Learning Support Service is a jointly funded service between health and education that supports children and young people with complex health needs to receive education. We are part of the Sensory & Physical Service, which is in turn part of the Specialist Education Service. To…
  3. Be Well, Feel Well blog: Emotional Connection – February

    February is Emotional Connection: Sharing an emotional connection with another being, whether it’s a partner, close friend or relative, colleague or pet, is essential for mental health and wellbeing. And losing a person we are close to, human or animal, is distressing. Warning signs which arise…
  4. You said, we did

    Under the Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities have a duty to consult and co-produce the Local Offer. The Suffolk Local Offer launched in September 2014 and since then we have been working with and gathering feedback from parents & carers, children & young people and…
  5. You said, we did - school survey

    In December 2021, we asked schools to complete a survey to share their views on Suffolk County Council SEND Services with the Department for Education (DfE). Your views were shared by representatives from Suffolk Schools and the DfE commented although improvements have been made to…
  6. 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…
  7. SEND Governance

    Information about the formal committees and boards that oversee SEND Governance within Suffolk County Council can be found below.  Committee or Board  Description  SEND Accountability Board  Monitors performance and outcomes across Specialist Educational Need and Disability (SEND) Services.  SEND Programme Board  Oversight and direction for…
  8. Specialist Education in Suffolk

    Schools and settings are responsible for meeting the needs of a range of children and young people by providing high quality teaching and support which is adapted to the needs of individual children so they can make good progress in their learning and, in the…
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