Children, families and learning

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

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

Childcare information and support for parents and providers

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

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

Find information and support services for families with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Children's health and children's centre services

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

Fostering and Adoption

Find out how to foster or adopt a child with Suffolk Fostering and Adoption, who are part of Suffolk County Council.

Family Hubs

A place for families, parents, carers and young people in Suffolk to find support and advice.

Keeping children safe

How to report a child at risk of harm, abuse or neglect. Information about private foster care, Positive Choices project, permits and licences.

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.

Children in care and care leavers

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

Support for young carers in Suffolk

Advice for young carers aged between 5 to 25 years old, about the Suffolk Strategy for Young Carers and how to find Young Carers Unlimited.

Suffolk County Music Service

Music activities for children, teachers and schools and how to pay for a music activity online.

Youth support and careers advice, work experience and activities

Information and advice for young people, and how to get work experience with Suffolk County Council.

Psychology and Therapeutic Services

The Psychology and Therapeutic Services (PTS) work with children and young people from 0 – 25 years, as well as with the adults who care for and work with them.

Children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing support

Information, advice and support for anyone concerned about the emotional wellbeing and mental health of a child or young person.

Wellbeing in Education

A wide range of resources, workshops and training materials to support the mental health and wellbeing of families and staff.

Research governance

How we maintain and evaluate our care services and protect people who help us.

Eat Well, Feel Well

Suffolk and North East Essex ICB, along with partners, eat well emotional wellbeing campaign.