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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. Abuse

    This page provides help and advice if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.
  3. Activities Unlimited Service Redesign

    March 2020 When we opened our Short Break Service in 2009 we had around 350 members. Eleven years later we now have over 5,000 children and young people registered with us from across Suffolk, nearly 2000 of whom receive a financial award. We are proud…
  4. Addiction

    This page provides information about addiction, and where you can get advice and support. Overview of addiction People who suffer from an addiction have an uncontrollable urge and compulsion to use dangerous substances or to engage in harmful activities despite knowing the negative consequences these…
  5. 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…
  6. The Afghan Resettlement (Education) Grant 2021-22

    This information is for Afghan refugee families with a child aged 2, 3 or 4 and those supporting these families. Assessing eligibility of Afghan arrivals under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Programme (ARAP) and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) December 2021
  7. 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…
  8. 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…
  9. Anxiety

    This page provides information about anxiety, and where to go for advice and support. Overview of anxiety Anxiety can make you feel worried, nervous, tense, restless or scared. It can cause physical symptoms such as a racing heartbeat, sweating, trembling, panic attacks and stomach aches.…
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