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*Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN)

Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN) is a group of parents and carers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities who work with education, health and care services to make sure the services they plan and deliver are fit for purpose and meet the needs of children, young people and their families across Suffolk.

We have a management board of parent and carer volunteers who lead this work and who actively seek out the experiences and views of parents and carers across Suffolk to make sure we know what is important to them.  We aim to give parents and carers a collective voice and use our experience, knowledge and feedback from families to help commissioners and providers plan and develop the quality, range and accessibility of services families use. 

Through participation and co-production, we are working to create a culture across all services which places the needs of families at the centre of decision making.

A series of Training, Events and Mental Health Conferences this year for parents, carers and professionals.

Who to contact

James Nunn
SPCN Admin Team
07341 126455
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Virtual Office - Brightspace
160 Hadleigh Road

Where to go

Area served

SPCN cover the whole of Suffolk

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, 16-25 years, Children (5-11), Young people

Anyone who lives in Suffolk who is or has been a parent, carer, grandparent, foster parent or guardian that cares for a child or young person aged between 0-25 with additional needs and/or disabilities, or someone with a professional interest in the provision these children and young people need.  We do not limit our members to children and young people with a particular need.  Your child or young person could have a number of issues from Autism to Down’s Syndrome.  Your child or young person does not have to have any kind of diagnosis for you to be a member of SPCN.

Service users involved in planning
We facilitate two–way communication between parents and carers and services and we work to provide feedback on services, offer constructive challenge to current services and have input into decision making and planning for future service provision
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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

SPCN will be a well informed, connected and empowered community of families of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs, offering support to each other and working in partnership with service providers to create quality services that meet the needs of these families.

Members of Suffolk Parent Carer Network will work collectively for all families, respect each other’s views & make best use of one another’s skills & resources.

We aim to provide opportunities for parent carers to influence the decisions that affect their families and to contribute to developing services that meet the needs of their children and young people.


SPCN Admin Team
Current Projects including SEND
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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