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  1. Learning

    Whether you want to learn new skills for your job, find a new hobby or learn for pleasure there are plenty of opportunities in Suffolk.  
  2. Contact Customer First (Social Services)

    Last updated: 10/02/2022 Customer First is the first point of contact for social services in Suffolk. We deal with enquiries and referrals about adults, children and mental health assessments. If you are unsure if your enquiry is about social care, contact us. We will be happy…
  3. Carrying out any caring responsibilities for a child

      Do you have any children that are dependent on you? If yes, do you need help with your parenting/caring responsibilities? Follow the links on this page to find out about: Childminders, children's centers, holiday schemes and other child care options Support for children with…
  4. Night terrors

    Many children experience nightmares and night terrors, but most grow out of them. They don't cause any long-term psychological harm to your child. Night terrors are very different from nightmares. A child having night terrors may scream and thrash around, and may not recognise you…
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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. 
  8. 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…
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