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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,…

Co-production in Suffolk

Co-production happens when service providers and service users recognise the benefits of working in true partnership with each other.  This process is adopted ‘from the start’, when planning, developing, implementing or reviewing a service.  It means that all the right people are around the table…

Inclusion Service Team Update

As part of our response to the SEND inspection, the Inclusion Service has reorganised the way it works, effective from 1 April 2018. The service, led by Judith Mobbs, Assistant Director for Inclusion and Skills, is now organised as follows: SEND Development and Delivery -…

Local Offer Advisor - here to help!

Do you have a question about Suffolk's Local Offer? Need help finding information or, would like to discuss what services are available? You can call our Local Offer Advisor on 0345 606 1490.

New online Education, Health and Care (EHC) Hub on its way!

A new online tool is currently being developed that will give young people, families and practitioners live access to the progress of an EHC Needs Assessment. Once live, the EHC Hub will allow the progress of an assessment and any information and advice submitted to…

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…

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 unusual behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a great shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told. Try to…

Q and A Response to the SPCN Annual Survey

The annual Parent Carer Satisfaction Survey, in relation to education, health and care services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, showed that families are still finding it difficult to get the information that they need. As a direct result of…

SEND 16+ Transitions Guide

All children and young people deserve a bright future - to belong, achieve, contribute, stay safe and be healthy. The teenage years are a time of change and exploration as they begin the start of their journey towards greater independence and adulthood. For children and…

SEND Information and Guidance

The Department for Education has produced a parental guide to new reforms which are changing the ways in which children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities are supported. They have also produced a Young Person's Guide to the Children and Families Act. These documents can be viewed by…
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