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Personal Budgets

What is a Personal Budget?It is an amount of money identified by the local authority that enables parents or young people to have more choice and control over securing the provision specified in their EHC Plan. When can a Personal Budget be requested? A parent…

Personal budgets for special educational provision

This article covers personal budgets for special educational provision. These are only available to children and young people with EHC plans. You do not need an EHC plan to access a personal budget for social care or healthcare. However, if you receive a personal health…

Personal budgets overview

Personal budgets are intended to give people more choice and control over their healthcare, social care and parts of their education. A personal budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority or the CCG. You and your family may be able to…

Personal Health Budgets

Children who meet the criteria for Continuing Care, following a health assessment undertaken by the Continuing Healthcare nurses at the Children’s Hospital, have had the right to have a Personal Health Budget, since October 2014. This enables parents and carers to have greater choice and…

Personal health budgets

Children, young people and adults who meet the criteria for NHS Children’s Continuing Care, NHS funded Short Breaks or Continuing Healthcare for adults can choose to have their care delivered via a personal health budget. Personal health budgets enable you and your family to have…

Plan your 5 A DAY

The 5 A DAY meal planner can help you plan meals packed with fruit and vegetables, whether you're cooking for yourself or your family. It lets you choose your favourite recipes from the selection, and drag and drop them onto your personalised list.   The…

Primrose Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Primrose 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 Primrose Family Centre…

Problems getting pregnant

If you have fertility problems, you may be struggling with many difficult feelings. Complex and often painful emotions are common for people with fertility problems, those who can't have children and those having fertility treatment. "People can feel fear, anger and guilt," says Clare Brown, chief…

Professional Support

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…

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…

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.

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 must understand how to protect…

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…
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