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Sheffield’s Best Start Strategy We have a city-wide strategy for early years in Sheffield which has been developed in partnership by the City Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group, the voluntary sector and other partners. It sets out the following priorities which you as childcare providers…

Protect them from child abuse

The chances of your child being harmed by an adult are very small. But there are still steps you can take to protect them. People who abuse children can come from all walks of life, and all ages, classes and professions. They can also be…

Public health advice

Government advice is available on this website. Advice will change over time, so please keep checking.Here is a simple checklist of things to do if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus.More detailed information is available on this NHS web page.If your child is ill…

The recipe for strong bones for life

Bone health is a bit like saving for your pension: hard to get excited about when you're young but the sooner you start, the better. Taking care of your bones is a lifelong investment that will pay dividends by helping you to stay fit and…

Recognised Providers (RPL)

The Recognised Provider List (RPL) is set up, monitored and updated by Sheffield City Council. If you are an adult in Sheffield who is looking for packages of care and support, you can choose from the list of providers who follow a clear quality framework.…

Recognising the signs of domestic violence

Anybody can experience domestic abuse. Find out how to recognise the signs.  If you're worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to cover your tracks online. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse and anybody can be an abuser. "Domestic…

Reduced or part-time timetables

There may be times when a child cannot attend school full-time. For example: Recovery from illness, including mental health When a child is going through a transition period, like starting a new school, and needs time to build up to full-time attendance In rare situations…

Referrals to Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Quick Guide

  Who is specialist CAMHS for?Children and young people aged up to their 18th birthday. Our referrers:GPs – Qualified Local Authority Social Workers – Educational Psychologists – Paediatricians – MAST via CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker – Health Visitors & School Nurses (with GP agreement) Referral…

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.

Renting your home

You can rent a property from a: Private landlord Social housing landlord such as the council or a housing association Private renting Private rented housing is available across Sheffield. You can find properties to rent through local estate agents; checking websites such as Zoopla and…

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

Education providers can find advice and guidance relating to special educational needs and disabilities in the Inclusion Taskforce section of the Learn Sheffield website. This includes training videos, flowcharts, forms and templates. Sheffield City Council, SENDIAS, Sheffield Parent Carer Forum and a city SENCO have…

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. The Local Offer includes mainstream, specialist and independent schools. You can get more…

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…

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…
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