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

In Suffolk, you can find out about the range of support available for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities on the Local Offer website - www.suffolklocaloffer.org.uk 
If you cannot find what you are looking for contact the Local Offer navigator on 0345 606 1490

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What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer details the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

An overview of SEN support

Find out what special educational needs (SEN) are, what support is available and who provides it.

SEN transport support

Entitlement to free home-to-school transport for SEN pupils in Suffolk and support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) previously Parent Partnership, in Suffolk.

SEND Strategy 2017- 2020

Suffolk’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) strategy sets out the shared vision for children and young people with SEND from age 0-25.

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission inspection

About a joint area wide inspection of Suffolk’s effectiveness of implementing the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms in December 2016.

County Inclusion Support Service

A mainstream school support service for pupils with a diagnosis of autism, traits of autism (but no diagnosis) social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Transition to adult care and support

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