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Fire Safety

Keeping Safe Here are some simple things you can do to make your home as safe as possible: Home and Fire Safety You should have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Make sure you change the battery each year and test…

Flexible Working

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, e.g. having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers.

Foetal alcohol syndrome

If a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she risks damaging her baby. Sometimes this can result in mental and physical problems in the baby, called foetal alcohol syndrome. This can occur because alcohol in the mother's blood passes to her baby through the placenta. The baby can't…

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…

Funded Early Learning Funding information for providers

Here you will find information about Funded Early Learning (FEL) and the Code of Practice. To access the provider portal and to provide your headcount information please go to: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/sheffield/home/schools-childcare/fel-funding-providers.html Parents can view the http://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/kb5/sheffield/directory/advice.page?id=_dg8Dvgg5Zc page here. For information about FEL funding including the parent…

Funding for special educational needs in mainstream schools

Mainstream schools (including academies) receive funding as part of their overall budget to support children with special educational needs (SEN). This is known as a school’s “notional SEN budget”. The amount of SEN funding for each school is calculated using a formula based on indicators…

Gay health: the issues

If you're gay, lesbian or bisexual, by being aware of your health risks and having relevant health checks, you can stay healthy and reduce your risk of illness. Gay men, lesbians and bisexual people have the same health needs as straight people. However, research shows that…

Gender dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there's a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It's sometimes known as gender identity disorder (GID), gender incongruence or transgenderism. Biological sex is assigned at birth, depending on the appearance of the…

Gender identity

Gender identity is a way to describe how a person feels about their gender. A person might identify as a boy or a girl or something different. This is different from a person's sex, which is related to physical body and biology. People are assigned…

Getting contraception

Contraception is free for most people in the UK, and there are 15 types to choose from. Find out what's available and where you can get it. Contraceptive methods protect against pregnancy. If you use contraception correctly, you can have sex without worrying about getting…
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