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  1. Assessments, Education, Health and Care Plans

    The majority of children and young people with special education needs (SEN) or disabilities will have the support they need within local mainstream early years settings, schools or colleges. This is called SEN Support. For some children and young people, although they are receiving support…
  2. Leisure Activities and Short Breaks

    Since April 2011 every local authority has had a duty to provide a range of short break services for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. In Suffolk, Activities Unlimited provides short breaks and leisure activities to disabled children aged 0-25. 
  3. Social Care and Early Help Services

    Disabled children and young people have the same rights as other children and we want to make sure that we offer the correct support to ensure they have the same opportunities as other children. Families in Suffolk may be supported by different teams within Suffolk…
  4. ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most…
  5. Institutions Approved Under Section 41

    Under the new Code of Practice, we must publish the list of independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools - England and Wales and Special Post-16 Institutions) approved by the Secretary of State under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014. See the published…
  6. Transforming Care

    The Transforming Care Programme was established to achieve a transformational change and redress the health and care inequalities for the 1.2 million people in England with a learning disability. Transforming care for people with learning disabilities is now one of NHS England’s clinical corporate priorities…
  7. Care, Education Treatment Reviews (CETR)

    CETRs are focused on those children and young people who either have been, or may be about to be admitted to a specialist mental health / learning disability hospital either in the NHS or in the independent sector. CETRs bring together those responsible for commissioning…
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