How to refer
A parent/carer can apply for a short break activity – this could be after school, at weekends or in school holidays.
If they meet criteria, the service offers to match a child to an activity which gives the parent/carer a short break from their caring responsibilities.
Parents/carers, schools and other professionals working with the child can also request an assessment which can give a direct payment and/or befriending – as well as a short break activity. This should be done by contacting Sheffield’s Safeguarding Hub 0114 273 4855
Schools – or other professionals who work with the child – can also refer directly to SNIPs if they are doing an assessment and want to make a request to the Early Help Panel (chaired by SNIPS) for short break services including activities, direct payments and befriending. Contact 0114 273 5368 or SnipsBusinessSupport@sheffield.gov.uk