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  1. About the Local Offer

    Suffolk’s Local Offer gives you clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In Suffolk we want services that are able to respond to local needs and aspirations. This is why children,…
  2. 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…
  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. Leisure Activities and Short Breaks

    Since April 2011 every local authority has 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. 
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. Elective Home Education (EHE)

    Educating your child at home Elective Home Education is where parents choose to exercise their legal right to take responsibility for educating their children at home or at home and in some other way which they choose, instead of sending them to school full time.…
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