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

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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).

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.

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 schools in Suffolk

This page gives a summary of the range of special schools in Suffolk.

Special units for children with hearing impairment, speech or language difficulties

Special units in Suffolk for children with severe hearing impairment, speech or language difficulties and how a referral can be made.

Sensory and Communication Service

Specialist support for children and young people aged 0-25 with hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairment and speech and language difficulties.

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment

An EHC needs assessment is a detailed evaluation of a child or young person's Special Educational Needs (SEN).

An introduction to support for SEN

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

SEND Strategy 2015-2018

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