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Register at your local family centre

Why register with Sheffield Family Centres? We know that the first few years of a child’s life are critical to their life long learning and development. Parenting can be the most rewarding yet challenging job. By registering your child’s details with the family centres you…

Registration and Ofsted Guide

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) are responsible for the inspection of a range of education and children’s services, and for the inspection and regulation of registered early years and childcare provision.

Residential and nursing care in Sheffield

If you’re finding it difficult to live independently at home you may be considering moving into a care home. But most of us would want to stay in our home for as long as possible. That’s easier to do if you feel safe, and have…

Resources for Schools

Resources for schools in supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND).

The risks of drinking too much

Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.   New evidence around the health harms from regular drinking have emerged in recent years. There is now a better understanding…

Safeguarding for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We all have a responsibility to keep all children and young people safe. A child or young person having a disability, or needing additional support should never stop someone acting on child protection concerns. Everyone who works with disabled children and young people must understand…

School admissions of children with special educational needs and disabilities

Admissions are covered by the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act applies to all schools. Children and young people with disabilities must not to be treated less favourably than others in the admission process. A school should make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to prevent discrimination. If your…

Schools (Local Offer)

The Local Offer includes schools in and around Sheffield. The school listings include links to the school websites. You can find out how they can meet the needs of children with SEND. You can narrow down your search for schools using the search options above…

Self Harm

Self-harm, or self-injury, describes a wide range of things people deliberately do to themselves that are harmful but usually do not kill them. Self- harm can be very hard for parents or carers to understand or come to terms with. Cutting the arms or the…

Self-harm

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. Over half of people who die by suicide have a history of…

SEN transport

Children or young people with a special educational need or disability could be entitled to free travel to and from school in South Yorkshire with a Children's Zero Fare Pass. For further information on how to apply for a Zero Fare Pass, please visit Free…

SEND Resources for Schools

In this section, you can find services and advice providing support and resources for schools educating children with SEND. The Learn Sheffield Website also has many useful resources for schools: Inclusion Task Force.

Sensory processing difficulties

Some children with a neurodisability also have sensory processing difficulties. We know that most children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will have sensory processing difficulties associated with their diagnosis. These children might be too sensitive to certain sensations such as loud noises, smells, the…

Separation anxiety

Babies and toddlers often get clingy and cry if you or their other carers leave them, even for a short time. Separation anxiety and fear of strangers is common in young children between the ages of six months and three years, but it's a normal part…

Setting up a new day care provision for children aged 0-17 years in Sheffield

You may want to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Setting up a new day care provision in Sheffield

You may want to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. You can be tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP surgery. Search for a sexual health clinic near you and find out what services…

Sharing Best Practice

Has something worked really well in your childcare provision? Please let us know so we can share with other providers on this page.   30 Hours Please see attached downloads for ideas that have worked for settings in West Sussex in preparing for the extended…

Sharrow Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Sharrow Family Centre in the week take a look at the attached What’s On Guide in the downloads section or click on the tab at the left hand side of this page. Where to go Sharrow Family Centre…

Sheffield Support Grid

The Sheffield Support Grid The Sheffield Support Grid (SSG) is a locally-developed guidance document for school staff and other professionals. It is intended to help schools allocate support to learners with additional needs in a fair, consistent and transparent way. There are currently three versions…

Short break services for children and young people with disabilities

What are short breaks? A short break is an essential part of a continuum of support for parent carers of children and young people with disabilities, by offering parent carers a break from their caring responsibilities or their usual routine. They include leisure or educational…

Short breaks for carers

Who is a carer? A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends, who could not manage without it. What is a short break? If you spend a lot of time caring for someone, it’s important to make time…

Shortbrook Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Shortbrook Family Centre and Link site in the week take a look at the attached What’s On Guide in the downloads section or click on the tab at the left hand side of this page. Where to go…

Significant Educational Needs (Integrated Resources)

Integrated Resources are set up in mainstream schools. They: Cater for pupils with certain types of very significant Special Educational Needs (SEN) which cannot be easily met at their local school Have extra staff with specialist knowledge Have specialist equipment If your child attends an…

Single Parents/Carers

There are lots of websites giving information for anyone raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice. 
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