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 list of schools, school attendances, school meals, school transport, term dates and how to apply for a primary or secondary school place.

Raising the Bar 2015 -2017

Raising the Bar is Suffolk’s programme to improve levels of educational attainment and ensure that every child in Suffolk can achieve their full potential.

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 services for families with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities

Fostering and adoption

Find out about fostering and adoption with Suffolk Fostering and Adoption, who are part of Suffolk County Council.

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.

Keeping children safe

Safeguarding - how to report a child at risk of harm, abuse or neglect; licences for child employment, performance or chaperone; and private foster care.

Children in care and care leavers

Support for children in care and care leavers; children's accommodation services in Suffolk; details of the Virtual School for Looked After Children.

Youth support and careers advice, work experience and activities

Find Duke of Edinburgh Award in Suffolk, careers advice for young people and how to get work experience with Suffolk County Council.

Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

The common assessment framework is way of working with families who are struggling and puts their needs at the heart of decisions made about how they get help

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, our Family 2020 Strategy, how our goals are met, and how we respond to the views of service users

Transition to adult care and support

Information to help if you are moving from children's to adult care and support services.

Adult learning and careers advice

Find out about opportunities for adults in Suffolk to improve your skills and confidence, learn something new or find careers advice.