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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…

Bereavement

Introduction Bereavement is a distressing but common experience – one which we will all have during our lifetimes. However, in our everyday life we think and talk about personal loss and death very little. Death and dying are played out through stories in the media…

Breastfeeding Friendly Awards

The Sheffield Breastfeeding Friendly Award is funded by Sheffield City Council and part of the Sheffield Let’schange4life Programme and is delivered by Sheffield Wildlife Trust.  It recognises public places and workplaces which offer a good level of facilities and support for breastfeeding mothers and their families.…

Conversion of Statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans – school leavers (Y11, 12, 13 and 14).

As set out in our Transition Plan, we are prioritising school leavers with Statements of SEN, who are transferring to post-16 education, for conversion to EHC Plans by 31 May 2015.  From 24 November 2014 onwards, we aim to use the planned Annual Review date…

Eating Disorders

Information for parents Eating disorders are a complex combination of physical and mental issues. They are manifested by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours around food. Symptoms vary between patients and some may have a mix of symptoms. Eating disorders are generally associated with people who…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) - Transition Plan

Background By 1 April 2018, Local Authorities (LAs) must have transferred all children and young people with a Special Educational Needs (SEN) statement to the new Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans, following a transfer review.  Young people in further education and training, who currently…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC)

Background From 1 September 2014, Statements of Special Educational Need (SEN) will be replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.  The new EHC Plan will give the same statutory protection, but now cover from birth to age 25 and will extend the rights to…

Epilepsy

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

Maternity Rights and Benefits

Pregnant employees have 4 main legal rights: paid time off for antenatal care maternity leave maternity pay or maternity allowance protection against unfair treatment, discrimination or dismissal

Personal Health Budgets

Children who meet the criteria for Continuing Care, following a health assessment undertaken by the Continuing Healthcare nurses at the Children’s Hospital, have had the right to have a Personal Health Budget, since October 2014. This enables parents and carers to have greater choice and…
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