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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

What is the Local Offer?

The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.

The local offer provides information on a number of things, including:

  • special educational provision;
  • health provision;
  • social care provision;
  • other educational provision; 
  • training provision;
  • travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and
  • preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities.

A Guide for Parents

The Department for Education has released a guide for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

To access the guide click on the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

How can parents/carers get involved?

Suffolk Parent Carers Network [SCPN] is represented in overseeing the implementation of the SEND Reforms. As a parent/carer please feel free to use the contact e-mail address  suffolkpcn@gmail.com for SCPN for any queries and or questions.

Parent Partnership are offering workshops across Suffolk in the Autumn term, for parents and carers to find out more about the Code of Practice and to explore what this will mean in practice there will be more dates and venues to follow.

Complaints Procedure

Please refer to our School Complaints Procedure for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) about the support the school provides.

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