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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 special educational need or disability (SEND) – you don’t need an Education Health and…

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 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…

Education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) during the national lockdown

This note is about education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) during the national lockdown (January 2021). It has been produced working with: Sheffield Parent Carer Forum Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice, and Support Service (SSENDIAS). Guidance…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans

An EHC plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s educational, health and social care needs and sets out the specialist provision required to meet those needs and achieve agreed long-term outcomes. It is issued by the local authority after an…

Education, Learning and Training (Local Offer)

Education, learning and training related services in Sheffield. Narrow your search for education, learning and training using the search options above or the filters on the left.Where an education, learning or training provider offers support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability…

Education, training and employment support for young people released from custody

The Sheffield Youth Justice Service provides individual support for young people up to the age of 18 leaving custody to access education, training or employment as part of their resettlement plan. An Education Officer and Resettlement Officer will visit the young person in custody prior…

The EHC needs assessment process

An EHC plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s educational, health and social care needs and sets out the specialist provision required to meet those needs and achieve agreed long-term outcomes. It is issued by the local authority after an…

Family Centres

Sheffield has 7 Family centres (formerly known as Children’s Centres) and together with their outreach sites they cover all areas of the city and provide advice, support activities and services for families with children under-5 as well as maternity care and support for expectant parents.…

Family Centres (Local Offer)

Sheffield has 7 Family centres (formerly known as Children’s Centres) and together with their outreach sites they cover all areas of the city and provide advice, support activities and services for families with children under-5 as well as maternity care and support for expectant parents.…

Finding and keeping a job

This article lists the support available in Sheffield to help young people with disabilities and health conditions to find and keep a job. Last reviewed: 14/03/2019 Information owners: Jobcentre Plus, Sheffield Futures, Sheffield College, Sheaf Training

First Start Family Centre

For information about what is happening in First Start 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…

Funded Early Learning

Government funded childcare is available for all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds. All eligible children are entitled to at least 570 hours of funded childcare each year.  In Sheffield we call this Funded Early Learning or FEL. FEL helps children…

Funding for special educational needs in mainstream schools

Mainstream schools (including academies) receive funding in their school budget to support children with special educational needs (SEN). This is called “notional SEN funding”. The amount of funding each school gets is calculated using a national formula set by the government. It is based on…

Get support

Sheffield City Council have set up a coronavirus helpline. You can call 0114 273 4567  between 8.45am and 4.45pm, Monday to Friday, to get advice, signposting and referrals to help you resolve your concerns relating to the coronavirus crisis. Voluntary Action Sheffield have published an…

Getting a diagnosis

Most conditions are diagnosed by health professionals. The article "How to access health services" explains how to access different health services - what might prompt a referral, who can make the referral and what the service could offer. The disability charity Contact have useful information…

Getting Around (Local Offer)

Some people may need support to travel, find accessible transport or they may just need information and advice about travel.  There are organisations that can give information and support with needs like travelling in a wheelchair, getting on and off buses and trains and travelling…

Government updates

15/01/2021 Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter to children and young people with SEND, their families and those who support them. 09/11/2020 Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an…

A Guide to Starting School

Starting Fulltime Education All children must start full-time education from the term after their fifth birthday, although children in Sheffield are offered a school place earlier than this.  Families have the choice of when their child can start school.  All four year olds can start…

A guide to using hospital services in Sheffield for children with SEND

You can find advice about using hospital services for a child with SEND on the Sheffield Children’s Hospital website.

Health and Wellbeing (Local Offer)

Narrow your search for health and wellbeing services using the search options above or the filters on the right. Within this section, there are 7 sub-categories, each providing listings relating to different aspects of health and wellbeing. Clinics This category includes clinics for which you…

Help with Caring (Local Offer)

Help with caring Some people need practical support. This can be for both inside and outside the home. This support can be given by social care services. The local authority can carry out an assessment to decide if you or your family needs support from…

Help with Caring (Local Offer)

Help with caring Some people need practical support. This can be for both inside and outside the home. This support can be given by social care services. The local authority can carry out an assessment to decide if you or your family needs support from…

Help with housing

There are different options for where you can live in Sheffield: Live at home with your family Rented housing Buy your own home Move into a supported living scheme Live with, or visit, an approved carer in their home If you have a social worker,…

Help with sleep problems

Sleep problems are very common among children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Here are some organisations that can provide information, advice and support. Information Sheffield Family Centres have published videos about “Getting your teenager’s sleep back on track” and “Getting a…
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