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  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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…
  4. 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. 
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. Contact Customer First (Social Services)

    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 to assist you…
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