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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…

Separation anxiety

Babies and toddlers often get clingy and cry if you or their other carers leave them, even for a short time. Separation anxiety and fear of strangers is common in young children between the ages of six months and three years, but it's a normal part…

Setting up a new day care provision for children aged 0-17 years in Sheffield

You may want to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Setting up a new day care provision in Sheffield

You may want to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. You can be tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP surgery. Search for a sexual health clinic near you and find out what services…

Sharing Best Practice

Has something worked really well in your childcare provision? Please let us know so we can share with other providers on this page.   30 Hours Please see attached downloads for ideas that have worked for settings in West Sussex in preparing for the extended…

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

See our flowchart in the download section of this page. This explains what the Sheffield Support Grid is and how it is used. Information in alternative languages is provided in the download section of this page. The Sheffield Support Grid (SSG) is a locally-developed guidance…

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…

Single Parents/Carers

There are lots of websites giving information for anyone raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice. 

Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…

Sleeping pills and the alternatives

More than 10 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are given each year in England, but medication only offers short-term relief. Non-drug treatments have been under-used, but sleep experts say they offer the best long-term solutions to chronic insomnia. Professor Kevin Morgan of Loughborough University's Sleep Research…

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: Equipment for supportive…

Speech, Language, and Communication

Speech, language and communication underpin everything we do – making our needs known, expressing our likes and dislikes, interacting with others and building relationships. We often take these skills for granted, but many children struggle to communicate. They have speech, language and communication needs or…

Sports

Sheffield is the UK’s first National City of Sport with a range of high quality facilities. We have world class swimming and diving pools at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, two major football stadiums, and the English Institute of Sport Sheffield which has an indoor…

Spotting signs of child sexual abuse

One in 20 children in the UK will experience child sexual abuse. Here are the signs to be aware of and what to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused.  What is child sexual abuse? What are the signs that a child…

Stammering

Stammering - also sometimes referred to as stuttering - is a relatively common speech problem in childhood, which can persist into adulthood. This page covers: What is stammering? Types Getting help Treatment Causes Who's affected What is stammering? Stammering is when: you repeat sounds or syllables - for…

Start the NHS weight loss plan

Use the panel above to download the NHS weight loss guide, our popular, free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely - and keep it off. Weight loss plan features promotes safe and sustainable weight loss learn to…

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
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