Children, Young People and Families

Information on care and support for children, young people and families

Information, advice and support for your family's needs





In this section you will find information about some of the services who can provide advice and help for families. For further information relating to being a parent including frequently asked questions, take a look at the Parent Hub.


Contact the Suffolk Families Information Service for help to find out about local support services, childcare, holiday activities and much more.


For an overview of all services and our key priorities for children and young people (CYP) go to our Children and Young People's Services page.


All the key safeguarding and child protection policy and guidance that agencies must follow to keep children safe in the county is available in the procedures section of the Suffolk Local Safeguarding Children's Board website.


If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of abuse, harm or neglect, please call Customer First on 0808 800 4005 (free from landlines and most mobiles)

This is a 24 hour service staffed by a team of professional people with a legal duty to safeguard children.                 They will listen to your concerns and take appropriate action.

What is in the section

Access Unlimited

Access Unlimited is a one stop shop for information, advice and support for disabled children, young people and their families

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Children's rights

Enabling those who receive support from children's social care services to have their say in all matters affecting their lives

  1. The Promise
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Children's accommodation service

Providing a range of residential and support options for vulnerable children and young people

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Children's health

We provide a variety of children's health services, such as Health Visiting, School Nursing and other specialist services.

  1. Enuresis service
  2. Family Nurse Partnership
  3. Health visiting
  4. Looked after children (LAC) nurse team
  5. School Age Immunisation Service
  6. School nursing
  7. Specialist school nursing
  8. Specialist service for learning disabilities
  9. The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)
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Children’s Trust Joint Commissioning Group

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Common assessment framework

New CAF forms and updated training in Suffolk; launched 13th May 2014

  1. Common assessment forms
  2. Information for families
  3. Information for professionals
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Fostering and Adoption

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Free school meals

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Meeting the needs

Guidance that helps to identify suitable responses to the needs and issues professionals encounter when working with children, young people and families

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Private fostering

Private Fostering arrangements within Suffolk.

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Pupil welfare and support

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Raising the Bar

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Raising the participation age

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Leaving care services

Catch22 support for young people leaving care

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Suffolk Parent Hub - advice and information for parents and carers

Welcome to the Suffolk Parent Hub - parenting support for children & young people aged 0-19

  1. Children's health
  2. Families Services Directory
  3. Introduction to parenting programmes
  4. Library books on various parenting topics
  5. Local support for parents and carers
  6. Parenting programmes Calendar in Suffolk
  7. Parents and schools - working together
  8. Professionals working to support families
  9. Support for parents and carers - national organisations
  10. The Healthy Child Programme
  11. Work experience opportunities for your son or daughter
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Youth Offending

The Suffolk Youth Offending Service works with young people aged 10 to 17 who have offended.

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e-Safer Suffolk

Practical e-safety advice, information and guidance; helping you make the most of the opportunities and reduce the risks of using the internet

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