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Minister Ford open letter to the SEND sector 9/11/2020

On Saturday 31 October, the Prime Minister announced New National Restrictions which came into force on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). I know that a return to national restrictions will be a source of great anxiety…

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…

Neurodevelopment Service

The Neurodevelopment Service sees children and young people who may be displaying behaviours that might suggest a condition such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).   The service assesses the child or young person to offer understanding, advice, specialist support where…

New co-produced factsheets published

There’s two new factsheets on the Local Offer website, which can be found on the landing page for Education.   The ASD Factsheet is a simple two-sided guide covering what ASD can look like, what to do if you think your child needs to be…

New EHC Plan Annual Review Paperwork and Moving into Adulthood Plans

The new Education Health and Care Plan Annual Review documentation has now been uploaded to the Local Offer website. There are new documents for both Year 8 and below and Year 9 and above.    The Moving into Adulthood Plan is now part of the…

News

This page includes the latest SEND news from Suffolk County Council and our partners. If you wish to feature an item, please email content to LocalOffer@suffolk.gov.uk. 2021 SEND Support at Christmas  December 2021 We know that Christmas can bring additional strain to families. Click above…

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It affects men, women and children and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty, but it typically develops during…

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…

Open letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

Please use the link below to read the open letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, their parents/carers and families, and others who support them, about the wider…

Open letter from Vicky Ford MP, special and alternative schools guidance

14th January 2021 To all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them. As you will be aware, on Monday 4th January, the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown to control the spread…