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Safeguarding for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We all have a responsibility to keep all children and young people safe. A child or young person having a disability, or needing additional support should never stop someone acting on child protection concerns. Everyone who works with disabled children and young people must understand…

School admissions of children with special educational needs and disabilities

This article gives an overview of the school admissions process, with and without an EHC plan. It also covers admissions outside a child’s normal age group and in-year transfers between schools. Last reviewed: 02/11/2020Information owner: Admissions and Access Team/SENDSARS

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. The Local Offer includes mainstream, specialist and independent schools. You can get more…

SEN transport

Children or young people with a special educational need or disability could be entitled to free travel to and from school in South Yorkshire with a Children's Zero Fare Pass. For further information on how to apply for a Zero Fare Pass, please visit Free…

Sensory processing difficulties

Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will typically have sensory processing difficulties associated with their diagnosis. Children who are neurodiverse or who have a neurodisability may also have sensory processing difficulties. Our senses are the systems that our body has that give us information…

Sharrow Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Sharrow Family Centre 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 Sharrow Family Centre…

Sheffield Support Grid

The Sheffield Support Grid The Sheffield Support Grid (SSG) is a locally-developed guidance document for school staff and other professionals. It is intended to help schools allocate support to learners with additional needs in a fair, consistent and transparent way. There are currently three versions…

Short break services for children and young people with disabilities

What are short breaks? A short break is 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…

Short breaks for carers of adults

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…

Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO)

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) The SENCO has strategic responsibilities for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy.  Key duties include: Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs. Co-ordinating provision for children with SEN. Ensuring that the school keeps the records…

Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS)

At SNIPS we work to support children with disabilities to access clubs and activities of their choice.  We work with a variety of different clubs in Sheffield – From football clubs and rock climbing clubs to Drama, Art and multi- activity clubs and help to…

Specialist equipment for children and young people with SEND

Having the right equipment for your child with SEND can make family life a lot easier. It can help to keep your child safe and enable them to access activities that they would otherwise be excluded from. Examples of specialist equipment include: Assistive technology, such…

Statements

Statements of Special Educational Needs have been replaced by Education Health and Care (EHC) plans. You can find out more about EHC plans on the Local Offer website: Education Health and Care (EHC) plans

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 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…

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 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 local groups which can help you and your family in supporting a child or young person with additional needs: ACCT - Aspergers Children and Carers Together  email: enquiries@acctsheffield.org.uk  telephone: 0114 223 0242  website: https://acctsheffield.org.uk  Autism Hope  email: broughcarlie@gmail.com   telephone: 07968 984 179  facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1206561312791382/  CLIMB  email: community@orh.org.uk  telephone: 0114 269 2537  Epilepsy Action  email: sheffield.epilepsyaction@gmail.com   telephone: 0114 235 2197   website: www.epilepsy.org.uk/near-me/sheffield-sheffield-branch…

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 with managing your money

If you need help to manage your money there are ways you can get support, and ways you can make this easier for the person you want to help you. If you want advice about how to manage your money better there are organisations that…

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…
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