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SSENDIAS - Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support (formerly Parent Partnership Service)

Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support (SSENDIAS) provides impartial, confidential information, advice & support to parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities on a range of topics including; SEN/disability specific information, education, SEN statutory processes, available services, disability related benefits, grants and funding.

They offer support to parents of children and young people (aged 0-25) with any level or kind of difficulty or disability, from mild to multiple, severe conditions. They operate across the city and only take referrals from parents/carers.


Who to contact

Telephone
0114 273 6009
E-mail
ed-parent.partnership@sheffield.gov.uk
Website
https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/.../information-advice-and-support-services-network
Related Links
Our Facebook Page

Where to go

Name
Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support, Floor 6
Address
North Wing, Moorfoot
City Centre
SHEFFIELD
Postcode
S1 4PL
Notes

Currently we do not have the facility for service users to visit us.

If a face to face meeting is necessary or preferred we usually arrange to meet the individual in their own home or at another appropriate venue of their choosing.


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
9am-5pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Inclusion Information

Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities details
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Down's Syndrome
Hearing impairment
ADD/ADHD
Severe Learning Difficulty
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
No diagnosis yet
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Moderate Learning Difficulty

Other Details

Costs

Details
Free
Referral required
No
Referral Details

Parents and Carers to contact the service direct.


Local Offer

Description

We are an in-house service provided by the Local Authority but are expected to be impartial and to operate at arm’s length.

We provide children & young people with SEN & Disabilities, and their parents, with accurate, impartial information, advice and support on matters relating to their:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Social care
  • Funding & Benefits
  • Access to services
  • Equipment & adaptations
  • Leisure
  • Other sources of information

All of the information and advice provided is firmly based in the relevant legislation; local policy and practice is put into this context.

The support provided is directed by the individual service user and tailored to their requirement.

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Universal

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 
  • The only eligibility to use our service is that you are:
  • A Sheffield resident, and
  • a child or young person with  some level of SEN and /or disabilities or
  • a parent/carer of a child or young person with some level of SEN and/or disabilities.

There is no requirement for a formal diagnosis.

All decisions are made by the service user themselves.

We take referrals direct from families/service users themselves you do not need a referral from anyone else

Do you operate a waiting list? 
No
Staffing arrangements details 

We work on a 1:1 basis with service users. Interpreters and signers are provided where necessary

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

Currently the main team do not have any training to work directly with children & young people but we have access to colleagues who do.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Directly with parents/carers
Communicating with service users details 

Communication is by the most appropriate method agreed with the individual service user


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Last Updated
10/03/2017
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