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Debt Advice

Debt and borrowing - Taking control of debt, getting free debt advice, and how to borrow affordably.  Debt test – help with debt - Learn how to get your debts under control. Take the Money Advice Service’s test to work out and determine your level of debt and…

Depression

We all have to deal with different kinds of emotions; sometimes we are happy and sometimes we are sad. Depression occurs when sad emotions become overwhelming and never seem to go away. It can greatly affect how a child or young person is able to…

Depression (clinical)

Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. Some people think depression is trivial and…

Depression in children and teenagers

Depression doesn't just affect adults. Children and teenagers can get depressed too. Some studies show that almost one in four young people will experience depression before they are 19 years old. It's important to get help early if you think your child may be depressed.…

Direct payments for childcare

The Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS) can provide you the option of receiving a direct payment if you would prefer to employ a Personal Assistant (PA) to meet your childcare needs. However, please note that there is no legal requirement for SNIPS to provide…

Direct payments for social care needs

A direct payment is money that is given to you and your family by a public body (like the local authority) as an alternative to a service. You can then use this money to buy support for your child – for example, by employing a…

Disability Access Fund Information

From April 2017 the government has introduced a new funding measure for Early Year’s providers, the Disability Access Fund (DAF); this is to support children with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND).   DAF helps children access an Early Years place by supporting providers to make reasonable adjustments or increasing the…

Disagreement resolution

Disagreement resolution can help parents and young people resolve disagreements with their local authority or their nursery, school or college. It covers all children and young people with any kind of SEN – you don’t need an EHC plan. Taking part is voluntary for all…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help. If you're worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to cover your tracks online. Domestic violence, also called domestic…

Door43

Door43 is a new Youth Information, Advice & Counselling Service (YIACS) based at Sheffield Futures. We offer holistic emotional wellbeing support for young people aged 13-25 in Sheffield. We’d like to invite you to come and meet the team, see the service, and find out…

Drink spiking and date rape drugs

Every year in the UK, hundreds of people are thought to be victims of drink spiking, where alcohol or drugs are added to someone's drink without them knowing. In some cases, so-called 'date rape drugs' may be used to spike a drink before a sexual assault. Many more incidents happen abroad or…

Drinking alcohol while pregnant

Experts are still unsure exactly how much - if any - alcohol is completely safe for you to have while you're pregnant, so the safest approach is not to drink at all while you're expecting. Is it safe to drink alcohol when pregnant? The Chief Medical Officers for the…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…

Dyslexia

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Dyslexia is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Dyspraxia

Sourced from Dyspraxia Foundation About Dyspraxia Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. The term dyspraxia comes from…

Early Days Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Early Days Family Centre and its link sites 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…

Early Help for Vulnerable Young People (Community Youth Teams)

Community Youth Teams (CYTs) are a specialist service for vulnerable young people aged 10-18 years. We are a targeted, early help service which aims to support young people into positive destinations and reduce the likely-hood of them entering the criminal justice system. The service supports…

Early Help Framework

Our Early Help Framework document can be downloaded here. This document sets out our long-term vision over the next few years for the future of prevention and early help in Sheffield. This serves as a framework that can enable all partners and services to see where we…

Early Help Performance Monitoring

This performance management framework is for all those services working together to support families in Sheffield through the Early Help Framework.  The Early Help Framework has been developed through multi-agency collaboration and is overseen by the Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board (SSCB). This performance management framework…

Early Help Training – Whole Family Ways of Working

Target Group The courses / workshops on this site are aimed at all practitioners and agencies (Statutory / Voluntary / Independent) who work with children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults through the Thresholds of Needs levels 1-4. The Early Help training provision for…

Early Years Best Start Quality Improvement Team

In Sheffield we have 3 Early Years Best Start Teams. These consist of a number of workers offering support, guidance and advice to children, families and childcare providers in line with city’s Best Start Strategy. The Best Start Teams are made up of: Early Years…

Early Years Education (Local Offer)

The Sheffield Early Years Inclusion Service supports young children with complex needs at home and the transition into early years settings. The Sheffield Early Years Inclusion Team includes Specialist Teachers and Teaching Assistants who work with young children who have additional needs. The team also…

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body…

Eating disorders

An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill. It can involve eating too much or too little, or becoming obsessed with your weight and body shape. But there are treatments that…

Eating Disorders

Information for parents Eating disorders are a complex combination of physical and mental issues. They are manifested by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours around food. Symptoms vary between patients and some may have a mix of symptoms. Eating disorders are generally associated with people who…
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