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Staying Safe (Local Offer)

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. All of us can help to safeguard children and young people if we are…

Staying Safe for Families

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. All of us can help to safeguard children and young people if we are…

Staying safe when out and about

Road safety training in schools The Road Safety Education team at Sheffield City Council, in conjunction with South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, delivers road safety education and training in some mainstream and special schools and other educational settings in Sheffield. If you require any advice…

STI symptoms that need checking

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed. An STI can be passed from one…

Student stress: self-help tips

Starting university can be a stressful experience. How you cope with the stress is the key to whether or not it develops into a health problem. Stress is a natural feeling, designed to help you cope in challenging situations. In small amounts it's good, because it pushes you to work hard and…

Students: smoking, alcohol and drugs

Studies show that students are more likely to drink, smoke and take drugs than the general population. Peer pressure, cheap student bars and the freedom of living away from home all contribute to the choices students make. Be aware of the dangers associated with smoking, drinking…

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you're reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your life, it's important you ask someone for help. It's probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you're not alone and not…

Support at University

This article explains how to help your child transition into university life and ensure they are supported throughout their studies. It includes details of some of the support services available and how to access them. There are also some links to websites with more information…

Support during the Coronavirus pandemic

If you, or someone you know, is vulnerable or shielding or self-isolating, and have no friends or family to call on, call the Sheffield Community Helpline on (0114) 273 4567. Lines are open 8.45 am to 4.45 pm. Or visit the helpline advice page. The…

Support for Service Children in Education - Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) within the Ministry of Defence provides advice and guidance on educational issues specific to Service children, including issues relating to SEN and school admissions. The CEAS website links to lots of useful information and any Service family, anywhere in…

Support Groups in Sheffield

Here are some examples of local groups which can help you and your family in supporting a child with additional needs. This list of support groups and their contact details is just a start. You can find other groups listed in the Local support groups…

Support in Education

In this article, you can find details of services providing support in education for children and young people with SEND. School health and support services The Health Visiting and School Nursing Team form part of Sheffield’s 0-19 Service. They work closely with community paediatricians, GPs, health visitors…

Support in education (Local Offer)

Children and young people with SEND often need support in education. The article "Support in education" gives details about different support services, including services to support pupils at school, in hospital or at home. The services listed in this section include NHS, council and private…

Support Planners

The Recognised Providers List also includes recognised Support Planners who comply with our Support Planners protocol. Support Planners functions include: enabling the person to stay in control and in the centre of their Support Plan process ensures the Support Plan is tailored to the individual and includes…

Take steps NOW to stop smoking

Practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking. Talk to your GP Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a "stop smoking" clinic, and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy,…

Taking part in your community

Taking part in your community includes being involved in local activities which you are interested in or want to make a difference to.  This can help you: Make friends Influence local decisions Learn new skills Opportunities to influence local decisions Sheffield Young Cabinet and UK…

Templates for SEN Support

The local authority has created a range of templates for education providers to use in supporting learners with SEND. These templates have been designed to grow as a learner's needs grow, and so they fit within each other – a bit like Russian dolls. Different…

Things to do (Local Offer)

Leisure activities, events, days out and clubs and groups in Sheffield. Narrow your search for things to do by using the search options above or the filters on the right.Where an activity provider offers support to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a…

Things to do for children and families

Activities A range of activities including reading groups, drama societies, musical groups and choirs, conservation clubs, yoga and Pilates, rambling in Leisure Activities. A range of wellbeing activities including cycling, martial arts, swimming, keep fit, gymnastics, walks, tennis in Sport and Keep fit and healthy. Community…

Tips on cutting down

If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine. Make a plan Before you start drinking, set a…

Toddler Groups

Toddler groups are where parents, carers and grandparents can meet with their young children. They provide the opportunity for learning social and creative skills for the children through play, socialising with other children in a different environment, with a variety of toys, creative play, music…

Transition to Adulthood (Local Offer)

This section of the Local Offer provides advice and services related to independent living, supported living and accommodation, personal budgets, leaving school and transport. Narrow your search for transition to adulthood 16-25 years using the search options above or the filters at the side.Where the provider's…

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 10 (age 14 to 15)

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). This article covers…

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 11 (age 15 to 16)

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). In Year 11,…
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