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Improving Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Services in Suffolk: November 21 update

A message from Ros Somerville, Assistant Director, Inclusion, Children & Young People’s Directorate, Suffolk County Council Dear Parent / Carer It has been two months since we published the findings of the Lincolnshire Independent … Read Article about Improving Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Services in Suffolk: November 21 update

National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan for 2021 to 2022. … Read Article about National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

The national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan for 2021 to 2022. Details The strategy builds on and replaces the preceding adult autism … Read Article about The national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

Transition to Secondary School: Gathering Your Views

These events from Suffolk SENDIASS may be of interest to family/carers of children moving from primary school to secondary school. Information about the events below: We want to make sure that the training and information we put together … Read Article about Transition to Secondary School: Gathering Your Views

Free workshops for parents and carers to support the emotional wellbeing of young people

Free online workshops are being held in April and May to help parents and carers support the mental health of the children they care for.  The workshops, provided by NSFT's psychology in schools team have helped over 1800 people since the first … Read Article about Free workshops for parents and carers to support the emotional wellbeing of young people

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust engagement sessions

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) needs your feedback! Hosted by NSFT Governors, NSFT will be holding 6 online events to help us focus on what’s important to the people who use our mental health services and their carers. Attendees … Read Article about Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust engagement sessions

We Belong

In the autumn of 2020, Disability Rights UK launched a new campaign – We Belong. "From September to November, we gathered the opinions of disabled people fromacross the country, young and old, from all kinds of backgrounds.We sought comment … Read Article about We Belong

SENDIASS online sessions

Please see information below from Suffolk SENDIASS. Suffolk SENDIASS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service. It is a confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on … Read Article about SENDIASS online sessions

NHS England and NHS Improvement: Easy-Read Newsletter – issue 11

The NHS England and NHS Improvement #EasyRead Newsletter issue 11 out now! Find out about how to get support for children and young people in crisis and the Mental Capacity Act. You can view the newsletter by clicking the blue … Read Article about NHS England and NHS Improvement: Easy-Read Newsletter – issue 11

After scandals like Winterbourne View, why is basic decency still remarkable?

An article by Sara Ryan, originally posted to https://www.theguardian.com/uk Children with learning disabilities and their families need support that is kind, compassionate and thoughtful. You can read the article by visiting the following … Read Article about After scandals like Winterbourne View, why is basic decency still remarkable?

New Young People’s New Mental Health Model | Suffolk County Council & NHS

In 2018, the Ipswich & East Suffolk and West Suffolk CCGs joined forces with the other organisations responsible for mental health and emotional wellbeing services in east and west Suffolk. There has been ongoing discussions with patient … Read Article about New Young People’s New Mental Health Model | Suffolk County Council & NHS

Pura, which has just launched its eco-friendly baby wipes, features a number of children with additional needs in its new ‘It’s time for a change’ campaign.

A company has become the first to use children with disabilities in a baby wipes TV advert. Pura, which has just launched its eco-friendly baby wipes, features a number of babies with disabilities or special needs in its new 'It's time for a … Read Article about Pura, which has just launched its eco-friendly baby wipes, features a number of children with additional needs in its new ‘It’s time for a change’ campaign.

What is Elective Home Education?

SENDIASS free online session, supported by Suffolk's Lead Home Education Consultant, explaining what Elective Home Education involves. About this Event SENDIASS is offering an online hour-long session for parents, supported by Suffolk's Lead … Read Article about What is Elective Home Education?

Back to School – what you need to know in Suffolk

Suffolk SENDIASS have updated their Back to School video which aims to help parents, carers and young people prepare for the return to school in September. The video looks at what the government expects regarding attendance, safety measures, the … Read Article about Back to School – what you need to know in Suffolk

Designer Genes video, celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2018

A group of 50 mums of kids with Down’s syndrome has created a Carpool Karaoke-style video to raise awareness of children with an extra chromosome. Mums who were part of the Facebook group “Designer Genes”, who all had a child with Down’s syndrome … Read Article about Designer Genes video, celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2018