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Bullying a Guide for Parents

Sourced from the Dyspraxia Foundation What is bullying? There are a number of different ways of describing bullying, but a more common definition is repeated and deliberate abuse over a period of time. Bullying does not take account of age or sex, but tends to…

Calories in alcohol

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps? The average wine drinker in England takes in around 2,000kcal from…

Cancer

Cancer can be emotionally, physically and financially draining. In Sheffield there are a range of services that try to help and might make some of the problems you and your family may be facing, easier. Local Cancer Enquiry Line0114 2265666   Weston Park Cancer Information…

Cannabis: the facts

Cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dope or grass) is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. The effects of cannabis vary from person to person: you may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy some people get the giggles or become more talkative hunger…

Caring and communication difficulties

Communication comes in different forms, including verbal (spoken), written word, lip reading, sign language and even body language. The person you're caring for may develop communication issues as a result of a physical condition, such as hearing difficulties or visual impairment, or as a result…

Caring for an alcoholic

If you're a carer for a problem drinker, finding help can be a frustrating experience. People who care for problem drinkers sometimes have to struggle to get the recognition and support they're entitled to. "They have not always been perceived as 'legitimate' carers," says Drew Lindon…

Cerebral Palsy

An overview of what Cerebral Palsy is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked questions about Cerebral Palsy A list of useful contacts and support groups Some information about Disability Living Allowance and PIP A form to register your…

Childcare

This section of the site provides information about all aspects of childcare and early years education in Sheffield. Search here for nurseries, childminders and more. Find out about free early learning and childcare funding available. Narrow your search for childcare using the search options above or…

Childcare (Local Offer)

Childcare options across Sheffield for children or young people with SEND. Narrow your search for childcare using the search options above or the filters on the right. Within the Childcare providers category, there are listings for Childminders, Nannies and Au Pairs, Nurseries, After-school clubs, Breakfast…

Childcare Business Grants

The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is now open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and Childminder Agencies (CMAs) in England.   The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is funded by the Department for Education. There is a fixed amount of funding available. The…

Childcare funding for children with SEND

Free early learning For two-year-olds: Two-year-olds qualify for 570 hours of free childcare per year if they receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan. Some two-year-olds may also qualify if your family claims certain state benefits, for example Income…

Childcare Options for Parents and Carers

You can search Sheffield Directory’s childcare listings to find different types of childcare provider.  To decide which one is best for you and your child this page provides a guide to what each type of provider offers and some advice on what to look for…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on us to ensure that there is sufficient childcare available in Sheffield to enable parents to work or undertake training to be in work. The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing…

Childcare Survey

Sheffield Childcare Survey 2018 Our annual Childcare Survey is now closed.  We will open the survey again in spring 2019. The childcare survey enables us to hear the opinions of parents with children of all ages, about how they choose childcare and the sort of childcare they…

Children and bereavement

The following information could help if your child has lost a loved one or if a loved one is dying. If your child has a loved one who's dying If a child has a loved one who is going to die, they can benefit from special support.…

Children and Young People’s Rights and Safeguarding

Children and Young People have a right to: say what they think and feel, be listened to and taken seriously an education grow up healthy a good enough standard of living including somewhere to live, food to eat and clothes to keep warm not to…

Children with medical needs in school

As more children with complex medical conditions are surviving and living well into adulthood, new challenges and opportunities arise for children to be included in mainstream schools, as well as in specialist settings. From September 2014 a new duty came into force for governing bodies…

Cocaine addiction: get help

If cocaine is damaging your relationships, work, money situation or health you can get help to stop on the NHS. You don't have to be taking cocaine, or crack cocaine, every day to be addicted to it. One sign of addiction is that you have tried…

Communication

Communication is very important and it may be difficult for people with learning disabilities to express themselves.Communication aids and techniques help find the best way to communicate with people who have difficulties.

Community Learning Disability Teams

The Community Health Support Team work together to make sure that the health needs of people with a learning disability are met.

Coping with bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement counsellor Sarah Smith describes some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way…

Coping with stress after having a baby

Coping with the demands of a new baby and everything else that's going on around you can be stressful. You can spend a whole day trying (and failing) to get one job done. Just as you start something, your baby wakes up, a nappy needs…

Courses for parents and carers

Here are some examples of where you and your family can get some training to better understand and support a child with additional needs. This list is just a start. It includes some common areas of concern for families. Please note: The information on this…

Darnall Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Darnall Family Centre and Wybourne 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…

Dealing with child anger

Anger is a normal and useful emotion. It can tell children when things are not fair or right. But anger can become a problem if a child's angry behaviour becomes out of control or aggressive. Why is your child so angry? There are lots of reasons…
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