• Welcome to the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum

    • We are an independent group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities. Our main aim is to ensure the needs of our children are met. We bring together parent carers from across Sheffield to provide mutual support, exchange information, and influence policy and practice. We have over 1,800 members.

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    • 11th October 2018
    • Sheffield City Council has approved a range of measures designed to save around £550,000 from the city’s short breaks budget. The changes affect the £400 short break grant and after-school, holiday and Saturday clubs accessed through the SNIPS service.

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    • 11th October 2018
    • That may sound like we’re somehow involved with supermarket discounts, but it’s actually something very different. The Local Offer is a website with information about support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years.

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    • 11th October 2018
    • Universal Credit is a new benefit for people aged between 16 and 64 years who are on a low income or unemployed. It is replacing most of the existing means-tested benefits for people in this age group. Universal Credit will be rolled out in Sheffield from November and December 2018.

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  • Transition subgroup meeting

    • This group is for parents of young people aged 14-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The council’s new Preparing for Adulthood Programme Manager will come along to this meeting to hear directly from parents about their experiences with schools, colleges, social care and health services. We are a friendly group and there will be time to swap experiences and information with other parents over tea, coffee and cake! Please book your place.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Monday 5th Nov 2018
      • Tickets
        • Adult: Free
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • SEND advice drop-in

    • This is a drop-in session for parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). You’ll be able to talk to a worker from SENDIAS about anything SEND-related. For example, you may want to ask about your child’s support in school or college, EHC plans, SEN transport, health and social care services, disability benefits, and much more.
      Please note: This is an OPEN GROUP SESSION with other parents. No need to book, just turn up.

      • WHEN
      • 11:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday 14th Nov 2018
        • WHERE
        Venue: St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Coffee morning

    • Come and chat to other parents and carers. Tea, coffee and CAKE! Pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole session – no need to book. We welcome all parent carers, whatever their children’s needs, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, mild or severe. Pre-schoolers and home-educated children welcome.

      • WHEN
      • 10:30am - 12:00pm Thursday 15th Nov 2018
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ