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.

Suffolk Local Offer

On the Suffolk Local Offer website, you can find out about the range of support available for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. 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

The SENDIASS service is for children and young people (up to 25 years) and their parents and carers, in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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.

Independent SEND Review, September 2021

In June 2021, the council commissioned an Independent Review to focus on the processes, communication protocols and family-facing elements of SEND services.