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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. 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…
  3. Alternatives to mainstream education

    The majority of children with special educational needs will have their needs met in their local mainstream school. However, for some children this is not possible or appropriate, and so other arrangements are sometimes made. Some other types of educational provision that might be considered…
  4. Behaviour Support Resources

    The resources and services detailed within this section of the website site aim to support parents/carers of SEND children with many typical behavioural issues.   For more information or support, you can view the service page for the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Service here. 
  5. Co-production in Suffolk

    Co-production happens when service providers and service users recognise the benefits of working in true partnership with each other.  This process is adopted ‘from the start’, when planning, developing, implementing or reviewing a service.  It means that all the right people are around the table…
  6. Cognition & Learning (C&L) Service

    The Cognition & Learning Service is part of the Specialist Education Service It includes the Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Service, formerly known as the Dyslexia Outreach Team. What we do The Cognition and Learning team support school practitioners who are including pupils with cognition and…
  7. Communication & Interaction (C&I) Service

    The Communication and Interaction (C&I) Service is part of the Specialist Education Service, and incorporates the Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Outreach Service. What we do Children and young people with additional communication and interaction needs may struggle to access or engage with learning. We…
  8. Education

    Education for children with SEND in Suffolk Suffolk is an inclusive Local Authority, which means that our aim is that most pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are educated in mainstream settings. Read below to find out more about what we mean by…
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