• 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 1,900 members.

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    • 24th April 2019
    • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our State of Sheffield survey! We had a fantastic response, with over 700 parents completing the questionnaire. The survey repeated many of the questions we had posed in a previous questionnaire, back in 2014. We found that on most fronts, things have become worse.

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    • 25th January 2019
    • Today, inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission published their findings from a week-long visit to Sheffield in November 2018. Download the report The purpose of the inspection was to assess how well the local area identifies and meets the needs of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

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    • 26th November 2018
    • Inspectors from OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission visited Sheffield between 12 and 16 November 2018 to assess how well our local area identifies and meets the needs of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

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  • Transition subgroup (May)

    • This group is for parents of young people aged 14-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Managers from Adult Social Care will join the meeting at 1pm to answer your questions and hear your views. 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
      • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Friday 10th May 2019
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Coffee morning (May)

    • 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 Tuesday 14th May 2019
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • SEND Advice Clinic

    • Book a 30-minute individual appointment with a worker from SENDIAS, to talk about anything related to your child’s special educational needs or disability. 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. Booking essential. Update 23/04/19: Only one slot (11.30am-12pm) left.

      • WHEN
      • 11:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday 15th May 2019
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ