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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? Short breaks are 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 activities…

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. 

Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…

Sleeping pills and the alternatives

More than 10 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are given each year in England, but medication only offers short-term relief. Non-drug treatments have been under-used, but sleep experts say they offer the best long-term solutions to chronic insomnia. Professor Kevin Morgan of Loughborough University's Sleep Research…

Social Care Advice

Sheffield Directory has lots of information and advice about care and support services to help you, and anyone you care for, stay independent, safe and well. The directory is here to help you because we know the majority of people want to stay active and…

Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO) Role and Requirements: Summary

What is the SENCO? The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is a teacher in a mainstream school who coordinates the assessment, planning and monitoring of the progress of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Who should I contact if I am worried about my child’s special…

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) – Role, qualifications and training requirements

Introduction Every mainstream school except private and independent schools are expected to have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in place, although may be known by other titles such as “Inclusion Manager”. When appointing new SENCOS, schools need to consider whether they are qualified teachers and…

Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS)

At SNIPS we work to support children with disabilities to access clubs and activities of their choice.  We work with a variety of different clubs in Sheffield – From football clubs and rock climbing clubs to Drama, Art and multi- activity clubs and help to…

The Special Provision Capital Sheffield Plan (July 2018)

The Special Provision Capital Sheffield Plan The Special Provision Capital Sheffield Plan July 2018 (attached) describes the strategic intentions for the Council’s use of the special provision capital fund. In March 2017 the Department for Education announced that a special provision fund would be allocated…

Speech, Language, and Communication

Speech, language and communication underpin everything we do – making our needs known, expressing our likes and dislikes, interacting with others and building relationships. We often take these skills for granted, but many children struggle to communicate. They have speech, language and communication needs or…

Sports

Sheffield is the UK’s first National City of Sport with a range of high quality facilities. We have world class swimming and diving pools at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, two major football stadiums, and the English Institute of Sport Sheffield which has an indoor…

Spotting signs of child sexual abuse

One in 20 children in the UK will experience child sexual abuse. Here are the signs to be aware of and what to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused.  What is child sexual abuse? What are the signs that a child…
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