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  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. Schools contribution to the Local Offer

    All schools or settings will need to develop and publish a tailored Local Offer in partnership with parent/carers. Transparency, accessibility and appropriate confidentiality are of paramount importance both in collection and sharing of information. A school’s Local Offer needs to address what will be: a universal offer, targeted support and specialised support. The…
  4. What to expect from a school or setting

    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…
  5. SEND Information for settings

    The 0 – 25 code of practice introduces a lot of new changes to the way all education settings work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (send) and their families. The main changes are; The new system covers children and…
  6. Provider Services

    Provider Services are a team within the Inclusion Service at Suffolk County Council. Their role is to work with specialist providers to ensure that Suffolk have the quality provision which is required for children and young people with Specialist Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The…
  7. Support to help your child attend school

    All parents, carers and schools want children to learn and be happy. However, all children are different and have different needs to enable them to reach their full potential. If your child is having difficulties attending school, then it is important that you as their…
  8. Alternative Provision

    Alternative Provision or "AP" settings are places that provide education for children who can't, for various reasons, currently attend their school.  The Government definition of Alternative Provision is as follows: Education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not…
  9. 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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