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'Social drinking': the hidden risks

If you think only alcoholics and binge drinkers are putting their health at risk, think again. Many people who see themselves as "social drinkers" are at risk of developing long-term health conditions because of the amount they regularly drink. Most drinkers are unaware that regularly drinking more…

2 Year Integrated Review

In 2011 the Government committed to explore options for bringing together the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) - health and development review at age 2-2½ and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age 2-3 years to provide a single review.   Here you…

Abortion

An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it doesn't result in the birth of a baby. It's also sometimes known as a termination. The pregnancy is ended either by taking medications or having a minor surgical procedure. One in three women…

About dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for…

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…

Abuse in teenage relationships

Do you sometimes feel frightened, intimidated or controlled by your partner? Or do you constantly have to watch your behaviour in case they get angry? If so you're probably being abused. Controlling, abusive or violent behaviour is never OK in a relationship. You should feel…

Addiction

Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and leads to problems at home, work and school. There's no single reason why addictions develop. Some…

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

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 ADHD is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Adult Abuse

Abuse can happen to anyone, but some adults are more "at risk" of abuse or neglect because they are more vulnerable.A person is defined as an "adult at risk" if they are: 18 years or older In need of care and support (whether or not…

Adult Autism

Find clubs, groups and support services for adults with autism on our website.

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…

Advice for families of drug users

Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs. If you're the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone. It's important to recognise this and get the help and…

Alcohol misuse

Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively - more than the lower-risk limits of alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption is measured in units. A unit of alcohol is 10ml of pure alcohol, which is about: half a pint of normal-strength lager a single measure (25ml) of spirits A small glass (125ml) of wine…

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you about how much you're drinking…

Alcohol units

We're supposed to be keeping an eye on how much we drink, but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol is? With so many different drinks and glass sizes, from shots to pints - not to mention bottles - it's easy…

Alzheimer's disease (NHS Choices)

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…

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 Phobias

Introduction Anxiety is a normal human feeling. We all experience it when faced with situations we find threatening or difficult. People often call this feeling stress but the word “stress” can be used to mean two different things – on the one hand, the things…

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…

Anxiety disorders in children

It's normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time - such as when they're starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area. But for some children, anxiety affects their behaviour and thoughts every day, interfering with their school, home…

Anxiety in children

Just like adults, children and young people feel worried and anxious at times. But if your child's anxiety is starting to affect their wellbeing, they may need some help to overcome it. What makes children anxious? When is anxiety a problem for children? What are…

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,…
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