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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…

Changes to local services

Information about changes to local services can be found below.

Childcare funding for children with SEND

Free early learning For two-year-olds: Two-year-olds qualify for 570 hours of free childcare per year if they receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan. Some two-year-olds may also qualify if your family claims certain state benefits, for example Income…

Communicating with families about SEND: Best practice guide for services

The local authority, CCG, Parent Carer Forum and other services have described how services should communicate with families about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities(SEND). Read our best practice guide for services to find out more. Last reviewed: December 2020Information owner: Strategy and Commissioning, People Portfolio…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please use the buttons on the left to access information about coronavirus that is relevant to children and young people with SEND in Sheffield.

Coronavirus: Direct payments and PAs

Here are some FAQs about direct payments and employing PAs which were prepared in April 2020. They remain relevant as long as the pandemic continues. If you need further advice please contact your payroll provider or Disability Sheffield PA advice line 0114 2536750 or via…

Courses for parents and carers

Here are some examples of where you and your family can get some training to better understand and support a child with additional needs. This list is just a start. It includes some common areas of concern for families. Please note: The information on this…
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