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The Source is managed by the Engagement Hub within the Children and Young People's Services Directorate at Suffolk County Council.

We make every effort to ensure the information published on The Source website is accurate.

But we cannot be held liable for errors or omissions or their consequences, because we do not maintain any of the sites provided as links.

Please be aware that this means that we do not assume responsibility for the contents of any websites that we link to.

If you wish to know more about any of the topics covered on this website we recommend that you seek advice from the specialist organisations concerned.


All content on this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and software is owned by Suffolk County Council unless otherwise stated.

Permission is granted for material to be downloaded to file or printer for private or non-commercial uses only.

Should you wish to use any of the text or images included on this website for commercial purposes please email The Source for the required permission.

Links to other websites

All websites or pages to which this website is linked have been reviewed at the time the links were created, and are for your information only.

Suffolk County Council takes no responsibility for the content of these websites or pages - either linked from or linking to this website.

If you find a link that has inappropriate content please report this to us by emailing

Data Protection and Privacy

We want you understand about the data we collect and your rights if you submit information about yourself to us when using certain parts of this website, or if you are getting help from services provided by Suffolk County Council.

All of this is explained on the Source website page called Information about you


A "cookie" is a small data file created by your web browser and normally stored on your computer.

We use temporary "session" cookies that are only stored in your browser's memory whilst you visit our web site.

If your browser accepts the cookies used on our web site, we do not gain access to any personal data.

The information collected by the cookie permits the web site to assist you to navigate.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies by adjusting the preferences in your web browser.

If you do not know how to do this, contact us, giving details on the type of browser you are using, and we will do our best to help.

If you turn off cookies, though, there may be some features of our web site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly or load slowly.

The cookies we currently use on The Source website are:

  • Functional cookies - for when you return to our website for another visit, these cookies make it easy for us to personalise our content for you,  and remember your preferences (for example your choice of language).
  • Google Analytics – for providing details about visitors, how people navigate the site and what pages are visited more than others.

Please be aware that other website providers (we call them 'third parties' including for example advertising networks) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can find information on how to block cookies in the help features of your web browser.

But just a warning - if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or some parts of our website.

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