Children, families and learning

Schools, special educational needs, childcare and Family Information Service, fostering and adoption, children's health, Raising the Bar and The Parent Hub.

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Find a school in Suffolk; how to apply for a secondary or primary school place and information about school attendances, school meals and term dates.

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar is Suffolk’s response to tackling levels of educational attainment in the county.

Childcare information and support for parents and providers

Parents looking for childcare and information about free early education for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, or childcare providers looking for support and advice.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and the Local Offer

Information and support for disabled children, young people and their families; plus details about short breaks and sensory and communication services.

Fostering and adoption

Getting started with fostering or adoption at including information about how to become a carer for fostering and adoption and fees paid.

Children's health and Children's Centres

Information about our children's centres and our children's health services that include health visiting, school nursing and other specialist services.

Children in care and care leavers

Support for children in care and care leavers; list of Children Accommodation Services in Suffolk and about the Virtual School for Looked After Children.

Keeping children safe

How to report a child at risk of harm, abuse or neglect; licences for child employment, performance or chaperone, about safeguarding and private foster care.

Activities, work experience and advice

About the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Suffolk; youth support and advice for children and young people and finding work experience with Suffolk County Council.

The Parent Hub

A single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child's development.

Children’s Trust Board

Find out about the Children's Trust Board, the Children & Young People's Plan, how its goals are met, and how we respond to the views of service users