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  1. 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…
  2. Worried about your teenager?

    It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…
  3. Raising low self-esteem

    We all have times when we lack confidence and don't feel good about ourselves. But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is the opinion we have of…
  4. 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.…
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. You said, we did

    Under the Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities have a duty to consult and co-produce the Local Offer. The Suffolk Local Offer launched in September 2014 and since then we have been working with and gathering feedback from parents & carers, children & young people and…
  8. 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…
  9. 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…
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