Useful links

General information

SEN Support– the process for supporting children and young people with SEN in settings

Education, health and care needs assessments and plans

NHS constitution handbook (your rights and what you can expect from the NHS)

Read more about specific conditions on the NHS Health A-Z

Local authority & health services

Suffolk Health and Wellbeing board.

The Suffolk Local Offer (what’s available locally for children and young people with SEND)

Emotional wellbeing gateway

‘Kooth’ – online counselling for young people aged 11-18 in Suffolk

Roles of health professionals. (via the Local Offer)

Family Services Team – the local authority (SEN services and EHC plans)

Online directory of alternative provision in Suffolk (PDF) 

Suffolk’s information about preparation for adulthood.

Suffolk’s Preparing for Adulthood guide (PDF)

Integrated Care Boards in Suffolk:

Suffolk and North East Essex

Norfolk and Waveney

Relevant government guidance

SEND Code of Practice 2015 

‘Continuing care’ framework for children and young people

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Mental health and behaviour in schools

Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school for health reasons

Alternative Provision

Tribunals extended powers to make recommendations about health and social care

Other links

Annual Health Checks (PDF) – Easy-Read for the over 14’s with Learning Disabilities

Ask, listen, do‘ – NHS top tips for raising concerns (children and young people with Autism and/or a learning disability)

Council for Disabled Children understanding your rights

Advice and example templates of Individual Healthcare plans 

Healthwatch(health and social care consumer champions)

Local Government Association – Integrated commissioning across health and social care

Mencap’ Care, Education & Treatment Reviews’ (PDF) (adults with LD and/or Autism at risk of inpatient admission)

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO)

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO)


Appealing to the SEND Tribunal about an education, health and care plan