Current Projects

Suffolk Parent Carer Network is involved in a wide range of projects which fall into three broad areas:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  A report published by Ofsted/CQC joint local area SEND inspection in Suffolk 
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing.  The Suffolk Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Plan c.  This work also involves improving the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across Suffolk.  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected mental health services provided by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).  We ran a joint survey with Family Voice Norfolk on experiences of mental health services for children and young people, the results of which along with the inspection outcome.
  • Transforming Care

Some of the other areas we are involved with include:

  • Hearing Impaired service redesign for secondary age children/young people in North Suffolk
  • County Inclusive Support Service (CISS) – merger of County Inclusive Resource and Behaviour Support Service
  • Supported Internships
  • NHS East of England Clinical Network
  • SEND Regional Work


We are also involved with other voluntary organisations across Suffolk including Healthwatch, SCoNe (Suffolk Co-Production Network), Health and Wellbeing Network, Family Carers Partnership Board, Activities Unlimited and Personal Budgets Steering Group.

We are always looking for more parents and carers to get involved as parent representatives for SPCN. Every parent and carer has a lot to offer from their experiences and the experiences of their networks. We are happy to provide training, support and a buddy system to get you started so please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more.

We are also looking for more people to join our Management Board and that can be parents and carers, individuals from voluntary organisations or other interested parties. Again please get in touch if you would like to find out more.