Suffolk Local Offer


Information for families on the support available in schools and colleges, as well as Education, Health and Care assessments and plans.
Education in early years
Identifying SEND in a child's early years can be key to helping them to access education and fulfil their potential.
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Support in mainstream
Most children with special educational needs will have those needs met within their local mainstream school.
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Post-16/18 education
As young people move towards adulthood, new education opportunities become available.
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Education, Health, and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and Plans
Some children and young people may require a formal assessment of their Education, Health and Care Needs. This may lead to the issuing of an EHC Plan.
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Specialist, Alternative and Home Education
Some children with SEND may need more specialist or alternative education provision, or be educated at home.
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Support to attend school
Some children find attending school harder than others, for all sorts of reasons. Find more about the support available.
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Looking for a list of mainstream schools, school term dates or closures?

Suffolk Infolink - community directory

Suffolk Infolink have directory listings for all schools and education settings in Suffolk, including special and independent schools, which you can filter by age or type. 

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Choosing a school for a child with SEND

Suffolk SENDIASS have published some information to help parents choose a school for their child with additional needs. You can read it on their website.

SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability, Advice and Support Service) in Suffolk

SENCO Central

SENCO Central is a webpage dedicated to supporting SENCOs. It includes guidance on Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments, Annual Reviews, High Needs Funding, SENCO training events and links to additional support services available to schools like the Specialist Education Service, the Psychology in Schools Team and more.

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Looking for home-to-school transport?

Suffolk on Board arrange home to school transport and offer maps, fares and more, including travel training for young people with SEND.

Suffolk Family Information Service (FIS)

The Suffolk Family Information Service offers free advice about childcare, early education for 2,3 and 4 year olds, and a range of services such as helping you choose the type of childcare most suited to you and your child's needs, helping you search for childcare providers, and helping families who are struggling to find a childcare place.

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