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Children, families and learning

Schools, children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), childcare, fostering, adoption, children's health, wellbeing and safeguarding.

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Applying for a primary or secondary school place, school term dates, schools in Suffolk, school attendance, meals, trip and home to school travel.
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Childcare and support for parents and providers
Parents looking for childcare and information about funded early education, or childcare providers looking for support and advice.
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Children's health and children's centre services
Children's centres and children's health services which includes health visiting, school nursing and other specialist services.
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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.
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Psychology and Therapeutic Services
We work with children and young people, as well as with the adults who care for and work with them.
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Fostering and adoption
Find out how to foster or adopt a child with Suffolk Fostering and Adoption, who are part of Suffolk County Council.
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Wellbeing in Education
A wide range of resources, workshops and training materials to support the mental health and wellbeing of families and staff.
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Early Help Assessment (EHA)
The EHA is a way of working with families who are struggling and puts their needs at the heart of decisions made about how they get help.
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Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and the Local Offer
Support for families with children and young people with SEND.
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Applying for free school meals

Find out if your child is eligible for free school meals, how to apply online, what happens after you apply, as well as frequently asked questions about free school meals in Suffolk. 

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