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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 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 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 comes 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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…
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