Special Educational Needs Support in School is aimed at parents of children and young people who attend a mainstream school in Sheffield. The booklet explains how schools identify and support pupils with SEN, what a MyPlan is, how the EHC needs assessment process works, and what parents can do if they encounter difficulties.

Our 14-25 Transitions Guide is an update of our old Transitions Timeline which reflects the SEND reforms and new legislation in the Care Act. It is aimed at parents of young people with EHC plans aged 14 to 25 years in mainstream and specialist education who are preparing for adulthood. It covers education, health, social care, employment, finance and benefits.


Our newsletter enables us to reach far beyond our membership; we currently print 6,000 hardcopies of every issue, which we distribute to over 250 local organisations, including all of our local schools and children’s centres.

We publish two issues per year, one in the spring and one in the autumn.

Would you like to receive hardcopies of our newsletters through the post? It’s easy:

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  • Contact us and let us know how many copies you’d like us to send you (if you run a setting or a service)

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Our State of Sheffield 2014 survey collected the views of 320 parent carers on local services and the impact of caring for a disabled child on the whole family.
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