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Is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose?

The Select Committee on the Children and Families Act 2014 launches its inquiry into the Children and Families Act 2014 and is inviting written evidence contributions. Chair's comments The Chair of the Committee, Baroness Tyler of … Read Article about Is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose?

Local Offer News: February 2022

Please see link below to updates on the work happening to improve SEND Services in Suffolk, and other SEND news, events and resources. In this edition there is news and updates on the following: SEND Capital Programme UpdateIntroducing Suffolk … Read Article about Local Offer News: February 2022

Growing Older, Planning Ahead

Becky Anderson is a researcher working with the Open University. She is looking to work with siblings of people with learning disabilities. Siblings means a brother or sister. If you have a learning disability and have a brother or sister who … Read Article about Growing Older, Planning Ahead

Suffolk Family Carers: parent carer survey

A message from Suffolk Family Carers: "In the coming months we will establish peer support groups and workshops for parents and carers of children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties." "To ensure we meet the needs of … Read Article about Suffolk Family Carers: parent carer survey

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

Growing Older – Planning Ahead

A research project looking at improving the support for older people with learning disabilities, family, carers, and supporting end of life care planning for carers. This is a research project from the Open University. The research team are … Read Article about Growing Older – Planning Ahead

SEN Support for Pupils with Communication and Interaction or Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

SENDIASS is offering a free, informal online session for parents and carers spotlighting on what is known as the ‘graduated cycle’ of SEN support and how this works for pupils with communication and interaction and/or social, emotional and mental … Read Article about SEN Support for Pupils with Communication and Interaction or Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

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

Unpaid carers and the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

As of Monday 15th February, unpaid carers will be included in the next phase of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine and will begin to be called forward for their first jab. Unpaid carers are in cohort six of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and … Read Article about Unpaid carers and the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Find Out More: Supporting the Wellbeing of Families and Carers of People with a Learning Disability

Turning Point have produced a Find Out More guide which provides wellbeing support for families and carers of people with a learning disability . If you are interested in knowing more, this guide will help you consider: Why looking after our … Read Article about Find Out More: Supporting the Wellbeing of Families and Carers of People with a Learning Disability

The NHS has recently launched the 'Help Us, Help You' campaign. The campaign encourages people to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. Find out more: NHS.uk/cancersymptoms ...

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