Health and Children's Centres are for families with children under five. In Suffolk we have joined up our Children’s Centre’s with the Health Visiting service, as we believe this will provide you with the best care and support. The Health & Children's Centre teams are made up of Health Visitors, Healthy Child Practitioners and Health & Children's Centre Advisors.
The Sudbury Area Children’s Centre Service is committed to promoting and providing high quality learning and play opportunities. We believe in valuing and respecting each individual in a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment. We offer a range of universal and targeted support and services which are designed to meet the needs of all users.
We offer a range of parenting courses to help support parents in managing challenging behaviours. Please see www.suffolk.gov.uk/parenting for further details.
How will staff support my child's needs?
One-to-one support is available for families in the home and we will work in partnership with you and other agencies in meeting your family’s and child’s individual needs. Your child is at the heart of our service, and should you require additional help, we will work with you to help identify any areas of concern, ensuring your child’s wishes and feelings are at the centre of the support. We are trained to use the Common Assessment Framework to ensure that we are able to undertake a good assessment of your child’s needs, recognising and building on their strengths.
What arrangements are in place to ensure that Phoenix Family Hub is accessible for children and families with special educational needs and/or disability?
The site has disabled parking spaces outside the front entrance.
Within the Hub we have accessible toilets with baby change facilities which include emergency alarms and all internal doors are wider to allow easy access.
What training or experience do the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have?
The centre is an inclusive setting with staff experienced and trained in early years care and education.
Staff Training undertaken includes
ECAT – Every Child a Talker
Autism Awareness and supporting families
WelComm – staff are trained to undertake WelComm (Speech & Language) assessments and support parents in helping their child’s language development
Build and maintain relationships
Characteristics of effective learning
Incredible years 0-5
Who can I contact for further information?
Healthy Child Practice Manager