Home-Start Support Groups
Home-Start in Suffolk – Offer to Early Help and Social Care.
Barnardo’s ‘See, Hear, Respond’ Service
See, Hear, Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
See, Hear, Respond, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency, and who are struggling to cope with the emotional impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). See, Hear, Respond will support from pre-birth up to 18 years of age and those with special educational needs under the age of 25.
See, Hear, Respond will contact every referral made, so no child is missed. Help is available in one or more of four ways:
an online hub of support and information
online counselling and therapy
face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk of some of today’s most pertinent issues, such as criminal exploitation, and
helping children and young people reintegrate back into school
You can access via the ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service self-referral webpage or Freephone 0800 151 7015.
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Disability Advice North East Suffolk
Disability Advice North East Suffolk ( aka DIAL Lowestoft & Waveney) is still working hard to support people with disabilities, long term ill health and their carers, throughout these difficult times. Although many of their usual venues are closed, their service is still running for those who need there help.
New Edition of the SEND +16 Transitions Guide
All children and young people deserve a bright future - to belong, achieve, contribute, stay safe and be healthy.
The teenage years are a time of change and exploration as they begin the start of their journey towards greater independence and adulthood.
For children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, starting early to plan and prepare for this transition into adulthood will build their confidence and help make this period in their lives a positive experience.
This guide is for parents/carers of children and young people on SEND support or who have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP). Suffolk County Council has produced this guide in collaboration with parents, carers, and providers of education and health services. We have also talked to families who have been through this experience themselves to ensure that advice is as useful as possible.
As parents and carers you know the needs and aspirations of your children and will play a large part in shaping their future. We hope that this information will help to guide you as together you will make some of the most important decisions of their lives.
Suffolk Local Offer
Information, support and services for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).