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About the Local Offer

The Local Offer is a way of giving children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support are available in the area where they live.The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have produced…

About the Sheffield Directory

Sheffield City Council has an obligation to publish details of services across Sheffield. This includes "Local Offer"services for children with special educational needs and disabilities, Children and Familiy services and Adult Social Care services. The Directory gives you Sheffield's care, health and education services, events and activities in…

Additional Information for Transition into Adulthood

The following sections link to sources of advice about preparing a young person with Special Education Needs or Disabilities for adulthood.

Advice and Information (Local Offer)

Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support (SSENDIAS) You and your family can get information, advice or support from SSENDIAS - Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support (formerly Parent Partnership Service). SSENDIAS provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support on issues relating…

Alternative provision

Alternative Provision settings are places that provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school. Local authorities arrange education for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education Schools arrange education for pupils on a fixed-period…

Annual health checks for young people with a learning disability

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case. Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. An annual health check helps…

Annual review of an EHC plan

An EHC Plan must be reviewed at least once a year. The annual review is a process of gathering updated information on a child’s progress. A meeting is held as part of the process. Most of the review process is handled by the SENCO, who…

Anxiety and school refusal

What can parents do if their child suffers such high levels of anxiety that they find it difficult to attend school? The most important thing is to ask for help from professionals in and out of school as soon as problems start to emerge. Schools…

Appealing to the SEND Tribunal

You and your family can appeal to the SEND Tribunal if you disagree with a decision made by the local authority in relation to an EHC needs assessment or EHC plan. The SEND Tribunal can order the local authority to carry out EHC needs assessments,…

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Supported Internships

Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is a paid job with a training component. It allows young people to earn while they learn, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Who they are for: Apprenticeships are for young people aged 16 and upwards. The young person will…
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