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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…

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…

Children with medical needs in school

As more children with complex medical conditions are surviving and living well into adulthood, new challenges and opportunities arise for children to be included in mainstream schools, as well as in specialist settings. From September 2014 a new duty came into force for governing bodies…

A guide to using hospital services in Sheffield for children with SEND

You can find advice about using hospital services for a child with SEND on the Sheffield Children’s Hospital website.

Health and Wellbeing (Local Offer)

Narrow your search for health and wellbeing services using the search options above or the filters on the right. Within this section, there are 7 sub-categories, each providing listings relating to different aspects of health and wellbeing. Clinics This category includes clinics for which you…

How to access health services

Schools and other education providers can help in getting a diagnosis for health problems observed in their setting. The following provides details on how to access different health services. It explains what might prompt a referral, who can make the referral and what the service…

Identifying SEND in the early years

Some disabilities are identified at birth or even during pregnancy. If your child has a significant and complex need along with a learning disability, the Portage Team will often become involved at a very early stage to provide support and advice for you and your…

Personal budgets overview

Personal budgets are intended to give people more choice and control over their healthcare, social care and parts of their education. A personal budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority or the CCG. You and your family may be able to…

Personal health budgets

Children, young people and adults who meet the criteria for NHS Children’s Continuing Care, NHS funded Short Breaks or Continuing Healthcare for adults can choose to have their care delivered via a personal health budget. Personal health budgets enable you and your family to have greater choice…

Referrals to Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Quick Guide

  Who is specialist CAMHS for?Children and young people aged up to their 18th birthday. Our referrers:GPs – Qualified Local Authority Social Workers – Educational Psychologists – Paediatricians – MAST via CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker – Health Visitors & School Nurses (with GP agreement) Referral…
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