Sheffield City Council has launched a consultaltion about proposed changes to short breaks and respite services. These affect the short breaks grant, SNIPS clubs, and overnight respite and daytime support for young people.
Sheffield City Council has asked parents to comment on a range of documents used by schools, nurseries and colleges as part of their approach to supporting learners with special educational needs and disabilities. This includes the My Plan and the EHC plan.
School funding cuts have hit pupils with special educational needs and disabilities particularly hard. How will the introduction of a new national funding formula in 2020 affect mainstream and special schools in Sheffield?
Sheffield has secured government funding for a new special free school for pupils (7-16 years) who have autism and social, emotional and mental health needs.
Sheffield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) will be working with an additional 45 Sheffield schools from September 2017 as part of the Healthy Minds project.
Healthy Minds works with schools to help them to support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. It was developed by Sheffield CAMHS working with ten pilot schools and has been recognised nationally as an example of good practice.