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Children, families and professionals asked to share their views on Norfolk's SEND services

Thousands of children and young people with SEND, their families, and the professionals who work with them are once again being asked to share their views and experiences to help improve services and support.

New multi-million-pound deal to improve education support for children with SEND in Norfolk

A major new deal is set to provide £70 million in additional funding for education services and support for children and young people with SEND.

Ofsted says Children's Services in Norfolk are "good"

Inspectors have praised Children's Services at Norfolk County Council, judging the authority as "good" and highlighting "exemplary" and "exceptional" areas of practice.

Adoptive parents and foster carers receive excellent support from council services

People considering adopting or fostering a child with Norfolk County Council receive excellent support and training from specialist services which are leaders in their field, according to reports accepted by the council's cabinet this week.

Hundreds of children and young people well supported by council children's homes

More than 350 children and young people have been well supported by children's homes run by Norfolk County Council over the last year, a report said today.

National Adoption Week call for more people in Norfolk to consider adoption

Adoption can enrich your life and the life of the child who joins your family, it's a positive choice and not a last chance saloon.

Dozens of vulnerable young people supported to build a brighter future

A service to support some of Norfolk's most vulnerable young people has helped reunite families and prevented 100 children coming into care in its first year.

Invitation to make a pledge to help every child in Norfolk to flourish

Organisations and businesses from all over Norfolk are being invited to pledge to make at least one new promise or commitment this year to help change things for the better for children and young people

Successful first year for targeted youth support service

A service to support young people at risk of exploitation is helping improve children's lives, reduce risk, and raise aspirations

Championing the dedication of Norfolk's social workers

The hard work and dedication of hundreds of Norfolk social workers and frontline practitioners is being championed this week as part of World Social Work Day and social work week

Supporting dads to have improved relationships with their children

Father able to stabilise his life and provide a nurturing home for his young son following help from specialist support workers

Multi-million pound programme continues to deliver hundreds of new special education places

A five year multi-million pound council scheme has provided 247 new special education places with at least another 278 due to be delivered before the programme ends.

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