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Opportunities for young people with additional needs

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The Local Offer

To see what support and provision is available, and search for services for young people with special educational needs and disabilities , have a look at the Suffolk Local Offer website - www.suffolklocaloffer.org.uk 
You can also find out what it means for you on our Local Offer page

Post 16 options

The video on the right explains about some of the support available for young people with additional needs, with advice on the options available after leaving school.

The guides below provide information, advice and guidance on the provision available for 16+ young people with additional needs. This includes information on Raising the Participation Age, the types of support available, learning routes and qualification levels, and funding options.

Would you like to get involved in changing services for disabled young people?

There are groups of disabled young people coming together to talk about their experiences of using services. This is called the SEND Young Person's Network - SEND means special educational needs and disabilities.

When they meet up and get to know each other, they also talk about what could be changed and made better. So if this sounds interesting and you would like the chance to give your feedback, take a look at our SEND Young Person's Network page and find how to get involved.

More sources of information and support

National Careers Service – information on website, but young people can also contact via text, phone and email

Activities Unlimited – information for SEND children and young people, parents and carers about shorts breaks and respite services

Mencap Employment Services - Service offering young people with SEND 16-24 support, work opportunities and training before and during employment or placement. Read our blog post on the service.

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