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Staying Safe (Local Offer)

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. All of us can help to safeguard children and young people if we are…

Staying Safe for Families

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. All of us can help to safeguard children and young people if we are…

STI symptoms that need checking

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed. An STI can be passed from one…

Student stress: self-help tips

Starting university can be a stressful experience. How you cope with the stress is the key to whether or not it develops into a health problem. Stress is a natural feeling, designed to help you cope in challenging situations. In small amounts it's good, because it pushes you to work hard and…

Students: smoking, alcohol and drugs

Studies show that students are more likely to drink, smoke and take drugs than the general population. Peer pressure, cheap student bars and the freedom of living away from home all contribute to the choices students make. Be aware of the dangers associated with smoking, drinking…

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you're reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your life, it's important you ask someone for help. It's probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you're not alone and not…

Support at University

This article, explains how to help your child transition into university life and ensure they are supported throughout their studies. It includes details of some of the support services available and how to access them. There are also some links to websites with more information…

Support in education (Local Offer)

In this section, you can find services providing support in education for children with SEND. School health and support services The Health Visiting and School Nursing Team form part of the Sheffield’s 0-19 Service. They work closely with community paediatricians, GPs, health visitors and other…

Support Planners

The Recognised Providers List also includes recognised Support Planners who comply with our Support Planners protocol. Support Planners functions include: enabling the person to stay in control and in the centre of their Support Plan process ensures the Support Plan is tailored to the individual and includes…

Take steps NOW to stop smoking

Practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking. Talk to your GP Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a "stop smoking" clinic, and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy,…

Templates for SEN Support

The local authority has created a range of templates for education providers to use in supporting learners with SEND. These templates have been designed to grow as a learner's needs grow, and so they fit within each other – a bit like Russian dolls. Different…

Things to do (Local Offer)

Leisure activities, events, days out and clubs and groups in Sheffield. Narrow your search for things to do by using the search options above or the filters on the right.Where an activity provider offers support to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a…

Things to do for children and families

Activities A range of activities including reading groups, drama societies, musical groups and choirs, conservation clubs, yoga and Pilates, rambling in Leisure Activities. A range of wellbeing activities including cycling, martial arts, swimming, keep fit, gymnastics, walks, tennis in Sport and Keep fit and healthy. Community…

Tips on cutting down

If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine. Make a plan Before you start drinking, set a…

Toddler Groups

Toddler groups are where parents, carers and grandparents can meet with their young children. They provide the opportunity for learning social and creative skills for the children through play, socialising with other children in a different environment, with a variety of toys, creative play, music…

Transition to Adulthood (Local Offer)

Independent living, supported living and accommodation, personal budgets, leaving school and many more related services. Narrow your search for transition to adulthood 16-25 years using the search options above or the filters on the right.Where the provider's offer includes families of children and young people with Special…

Travel and Transport

This page provides access to the following information. Please use the links on the right hand side to access this information. The Travel Assessment and Training Team processes all applications for home to school transport for all children living in Sheffield. The Travel Assessment and Training…

Travel passes (Local Offer)

Children or young people with a special educational need or disability may qualify for a Disabled Person's pass if they meet the following criteria: live in South Yorkshire and have one or more of the following conditions blind or partially-sighted deaf or without speech a…

Twins and language

On average, twins are about six months behind single babies in their language development. There are several reasons why twins may be slower to pick up speech and language skills: Twins tend to receive less attention in shorter bursts than single babies. Parents often speak to…

Twins and postnatal depression

Caring for two or more babies is hard work. For some women, the extra pressure of coping with more than one baby can lead to postnatal depression. This doesn't mean you'll definitely get depressed after having your babies, but there are good reasons why mothers…

Twins and sleep

Getting twins or multiple babies into a sleeping routine will help make sure everyone gets the rest they need. A lack of sleep can be a problem for any new parent. But for mothers of multiples trying to get two or more babies into a…

Underweight children aged 2-5

Two- to five-year-olds may be small, but they're growing and need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not…

Underweight children aged 6-12

Children aged 6-12 are still growing, which means they need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not growing normally, see your…

Underweight teen girls

You may be wondering if you're underweight. Or perhaps your friends or parents have mentioned it. You can check by using our healthy weight calculator. If you're underweight, your GP, practice nurse or school nurse can give you help and advice. There could be a…
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