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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…

Dyslexia

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Dyslexia is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Dyspraxia

Sourced from Dyspraxia Foundation About Dyspraxia Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. The term dyspraxia comes from…

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 Help Framework

Our Early Help Framework document can be downloaded here. This document sets out our long-term vision over the next few years for the future of prevention and early help in Sheffield. This serves as a framework that can enable all partners and services to see where we…

Early Help Performance Monitoring

This performance management framework is for all those services working together to support families in Sheffield through the Early Help Framework.  The Early Help Framework has been developed through multi-agency collaboration and is overseen by the Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board (SSCB). This performance management framework…

Early Help Training – Whole Family Ways of Working

Target Group The courses / workshops on this site are aimed at all practitioners and agencies (Statutory / Voluntary / Independent) who work with children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults through the Thresholds of Needs levels 1-4. The Early Help training provision for…

Early Years Best Start Quality Improvement Team

In Sheffield we have 3 Early Years Best Start Teams. These consist of a number of workers offering support, guidance and advice to children, families and childcare providers in line with city’s Best Start Strategy. The Best Start Teams are made up of: Early Years…

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad…

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body…

Eating disorders

An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill. It can involve eating too much or too little, or becoming obsessed with your weight and body shape. But there are treatments that…

Eating Disorders

Information for parents Eating disorders are a complex combination of physical and mental issues. They are manifested by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours around food. Symptoms vary between patients and some may have a mix of symptoms. Eating disorders are generally associated with people who…

The eatwell plate

The eatwell plate highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a healthy, balanced diet. It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) - Transition Plan

Background By 1 April 2018, Local Authorities (LAs) must have transferred all children and young people with a Special Educational Needs (SEN) statement to the new Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans, following a transfer review.  Young people in further education and training, who currently…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans

Statements of Special Educational Need (SEN) have been replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. The EHC Plan the same statutory protection, but now cover from birth to age 25 and extends the rights to young people in further education and training, including apprenticeships, who currently…

Education, Health and Care Assessment and Planning Pathway

Request an assessment If you are concerned about your child’s special educational needs, the first thing to do is to talk to the school / early years setting or college your child is attending. In schools the class teacher is responsible for the progress and…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC)

Background From 1 September 2014, Statements of Special Educational Need (SEN) will be replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.  The new EHC Plan will give the same statutory protection, but now cover from birth to age 25 and will extend the rights to…

The effects of drugs

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term, and could possibly lead to addiction. New psychoactive substances (NPS) (often incorrectly called 'legal highs') What are NPS? NPS, such as mephedrone (meow meow) and spice, used to…

Eligibility Criteria for an EHC Plan

The majority of children and young people with SEND will have their needs met through the Local Offer, Quality First Teaching across all classrooms, the graduated approach to assessment and meeting needs (Assess, Plan Do and Review Cycle) and access to High Needs Banded Funding…

Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD)

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed - for example, a condom has split or you've missed a pill. There are two types:  the emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the morning after pill) the IUD (intrauterine device, or…

Energy bills and saving money

Did you know there’s a local free service you can trust to help you make changes to your energy use, to save you money and help you keep warm? It’s called the South Yorkshire Energy Centre. They can give you advice and tell you about…

Epilepsy

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Epilepsy is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Evidence Based Parenting Programmes in Sheffield

In Sheffield, parents and carers can access a range of groups that offer practical advice and support with parenting. We deliver programmes that are evidence based, and tried and tested. This means that the content is written by professional psychologists who have years of research into…

Exercises for strong bones

Find out the best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for your age, level of fitness and bone strength. All forms of physical activity will help keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Check out the government's physical activity…
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