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The risks of drinking too much

Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.   New evidence around the health harms from regular drinking have emerged in recent years. There is now a better understanding…

School admissions of children with special educational needs and disabilities

Admissions are covered by the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act applies to all schools. Children and young people with disabilities must not to be treated less favourably than others in the admission process. A school should make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to prevent discrimination. If your…

Schools (Local Offer)

Schools The Local Offer includes details of schools in and around Sheffield that may be able to cater for your child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or a Disability. The schools listed includes the following types of school in the Sheffield area: Mainstream Schools primary…

Schools (Local Offer)

The Local Offer includes schools in and around Sheffield. The school listings include links to the school websites. You can find out how they can meet the needs of children with SEND. You can narrow down your search for schools using the search options above…

Self Harm

Self-harm, or self-injury, describes a wide range of things people deliberately do to themselves that are harmful but usually do not kill them. Self- harm can be very hard for parents or carers to understand or come to terms with. Cutting the arms or the…

Self-harm

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. Over half of people who die by suicide have a history of…

Sensory processing difficulties

Some children with a neurodisability also have sensory processing difficulties. We know that most children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will have sensory processing difficulties associated with their diagnosis. These children might be too sensitive to certain sensations such as loud noises, smells, the…

Separation anxiety

Babies and toddlers often get clingy and cry if you or their other carers leave them, even for a short time. Separation anxiety and fear of strangers is common in young children between the ages of six months and three years, but it's a normal part…

Setting up a new day care provision for children aged 0-17 years in Sheffield

You may want to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Setting up a new day care provision in Sheffield

You may want to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. You can be tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP surgery. Search for a sexual health clinic near you and find out what services…

Sharing Best Practice

Has something worked really well in your childcare provision? Please let us know so we can share with other providers on this page.   30 Hours Please see attached downloads for ideas that have worked for settings in West Sussex in preparing for the extended…

Sheffield Support Grid

The Sheffield Support Grid is a locally developed tool which is intended to help schools allocate support to children with SEN in a fair, consistent and transparent way. The grid is split into the four categories of SEN used in the SEND Code of Practice:…

Short break services for children and young people with disabilities

What are short breaks? Short breaks are an essential part of a continuum of support for parent carers of children and young people with disabilities, by offering parent carers a break from their caring responsibilities or their usual routine. They include leisure or educational activities…

Short breaks for carers

Who is a carer? A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends, who could not manage without it. What is a short break? If you spend a lot of time caring for someone, it’s important to make time…

Shortbrook Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Shortbrook Family Centre and Link site 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 to go…

Significant Educational Needs (Integrated Resources)

Integrated Resources are set up in mainstream schools. They: Cater for pupils with certain types of very significant Special Educational Needs (SEN) which cannot be easily met at their local school Have extra staff with specialist knowledge Have specialist equipment If your child attends an…

Single Parents/Carers

There are lots of websites giving information for anyone raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice. 

Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…

Sleeping pills and the alternatives

More than 10 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are given each year in England, but medication only offers short-term relief. Non-drug treatments have been under-used, but sleep experts say they offer the best long-term solutions to chronic insomnia. Professor Kevin Morgan of Loughborough University's Sleep Research…

Social Care Advice

Sheffield Directory has lots of information and advice about care and support services to help you, and anyone you care for, stay independent, safe and well. The directory is here to help you because we know the majority of people want to stay active and…

Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO) Role and Requirements: Summary

What is the SENCO? The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is a teacher in a mainstream school who coordinates the assessment, planning and monitoring of the progress of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Who should I contact if I am worried about my child’s special…

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) – Role, qualifications and training requirements

Introduction Every mainstream school except private and independent schools are expected to have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in place, although may be known by other titles such as “Inclusion Manager”. When appointing new SENCOS, schools need to consider whether they are qualified teachers and…
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