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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, 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 (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. Information owners: Jobcentre Plus, Sheffield Futures, Sheffield College, Sheaf Training Last updated: 14/03/2019

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 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

10/06/2020 Greg Fell, Sheffield's Director of Public Health, has issued a statement supporting the wider opening of schools from 15 June. Cllr Abtisam Mohamed has written a letter to parents about the same topic. 30/05/2020 Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and…

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)

Care services in Sheffield like as respite care, social services, short breaks, equipment and adaptations and specialist care. Narrow your search for care services using the search options above or the filters on the right.Where a care service provider offers support to families of children and…

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,…

Home educating your child with SEND

The law in England states that education is compulsory for children aged 5-16 years – but attending a school is not. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their child receives a suitable education. Parents have the right to educate their child themselves. This is known…

Homelessness

Contact the Housing Solutions service if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The service can give advice about your rights, housing options and help you find alternative accommodation. Last review: 09/06/2020 Information owner: Strategy and Commissioning, People Portfolio

How to access Council education and social care services

This document is primarily aimed at professionals. It provides a summary of the pathways to Council-run education and social care services for children and young people with SEND.  Please see How to access health services for information about referral pathways to NHS services. Last reviewed:…

How to access health services

Schools and other education providers can help in getting a diagnosis for health problems observed in their setting. The following provides details on how to access different health services. It explains what might prompt a referral, who can make the referral and what the service…

How to complain (Local Offer)

Complaints about Education Services If you have a grievance or would like to comment on the treatment you have received from the education system, there are procedures that you can follow in order to make your voice heard. Details and advice on how to make…

Identifying SEND in the early years

Some disabilities are identified at birth or even during pregnancy. If your child has a significant and complex need along with a learning disability, the Portage Team will often become involved at a very early stage to provide support and advice for you and your…

If you think your child may have special educational needs

Special educational needs (SEN) is a legal term. A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means that they need special educational provision. Special educational provision is provision which is different from, or additional to, that which…
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