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  1. Early years and childcare

    "We believe that all children are entitled to go to any early years and childcare provision and to have their needs identified and met." Christina Lewis, Head of Service, Early Years and Childcare At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children…
  2. Preparing for Adulthood and Employment

    Preparing for Adulthood can be an exciting time for many young people.  There may be new opportunities, choices and increased independence, but it can also be a difficult and uncertain time for young people and their parents and carers. It might require more careful consideration…
  3. Money matters

    If you have a disabled child or young person you or your young person may be entitled to national and local financial support.  The information below provides advice about your rights and entitlements, tips on managing your money and who to talk to if you…
  4. Independent advice and support

    We know that navigating the processes around SEND can be daunting. There are various local and national advice and support services that might be useful to you; the details of which are below, but if you can't find what you're looking for, do drop us…
  5. 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…
  6. Travel and Transport

    At Suffolk County Council we provide travel for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities for students of statutory school age (Reception to year 11) and for our Post-16 learners in line with travel policies. Where a child or young person is…
  7. 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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