• 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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    • 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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    • 23rd November 2018
    • Respiratory illnesses more commonly affect people with a learning disability. This is why since 2014 children and adults with a learning disability have been included in the list of “at risk” groups that are covered by the flu vaccination programme. Family carers and Personal Assistants (PAs) are also eligible for a flu jab.

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    • 23rd November 2018
    • If you are struggling to combine paid work and caring, a specialist employment advice service for carers, provided by Sheffield Carers Centre through the Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS), might be able to help.

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  • JumpStars trampolining (Dec)

    • This is a discounted, disability-friendly trampolining session for children and young people with additional needs and their siblings. £4 per jumper, Sheffield Parent Carer Forum members only. More information

      Please note: Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. To ensure the safety of all participants, high-risk areas such as the Jump Tower and the Parkour area will be CLOSED during this session.

      • WHEN
      • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday 18th Dec 2018
      • Tickets
        • Disabled child: £4.00
        • Sibling: £4.00
        • Participating adult: £4.00
        • WHERE
        Jump Inc.,
        Meadowhall,
        Vulcan Road,
        Sheffield,
        S9 1EW
  • SEND Advice Clinic (full)

    • 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.

      • WHEN
      • 11:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday 16th Jan 2019
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Education subgroup meeting (Feb)

    • Please come along to our Education subgroup to talk to other parents about special educational needs (SEN), swap useful information, and help us influence education policy in Sheffield. This is a friendly and informal group, and new members are always welcome. No specialist knowledge required – being a parent is enough! No need to book, just turn up.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Friday 1st Feb 2019
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ