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Self-harm

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. Over half of people who die by suicide have a history of…

SEN transport

Children or young people with a special educational need or disability could be entitled to free travel to and from school in South Yorkshire with a Children's Zero Fare Pass. For further information on how to apply for a Zero Fare Pass, please visit Free…

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…

Sensory rooms in Sheffield

A sensory room is a therapeutic space that is designed to stimulate the senses through a variety of sensory equipment. This can include coloured lights, lava lamps, sounds, or equipment like swings, squeeze toys or exercise balls. Sensory rooms can have a calming effect on…

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…

Sheffield's Inclusion Strategy

Sheffield City Council, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield Parent Carer Forum worked together to co-produce a citywide strategy that sets out our commitments to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You can access it via the "Downloads" box…

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…

Special Schools in Sheffield

Special schools are for children with the most complex needs, that cannot be met in a mainstream school or integrated resource. All children attending have an EHC Plan and are placed by the local authority. Find out more about the types of school placements in Sheffield: Different…

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…
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