• 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 2,200 members.

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    • 22nd September 2021
    • For many years, the Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service has been struggling to keep up with increasing demand. Speech and language therapists are working extremely hard to deliver a quality service, but staff are dealing with high caseloads.

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    • 22nd September 2021
    • A new Sensory Service has been launched in Sheffield. It aims to help children aged 3-16 years who have sensory processing difficulties that are having an impact on daily life.

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    • 22nd September 2021
    • We are excited to be part of a government-funded project that aims to improve support for autistic children and young people in mainstream secondary schools.

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  • Bears of Sheffield walk

    • Meet at St. Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane S2 4QZ at 10am for a leisurely walk round the city centre to spot some bears before they go. We will return to St. Mary’s for tea/coffee and cake at 11.30am. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

      No need to book, but do turn up on time!

      Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Wednesday 29th Sep 2021
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Safe space for Black and Brown parent carers

    • We are committed to creating an environment where all parents feel they can share the difficulties they are experiencing as parents of disabled children and young people. We acknowledge that some parents from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic communities may not feel confident about attending our typical meetings. Therefore, we are piloting a monthly session chaired by our trustee Melissa and our volunteer Thaeeba. If there is demand, we will alternate evening sessions on Zoom with face-to-face meetings during the day.

      Zoom details: Meeting ID 882 7654 8347, Passcode 027695

      • WHEN
      • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Wednesday 29th Sep 2021
        • WHERE
        Zoom
  • Focus group on school readiness

    • Sheffield City Council are undertaking a review of school readiness. Please take part in this Zoom meeting to tell them about your child’s transition into school and the support needed to prepare them for this. Your feedback will be used to improve support across education, care and health services.

      Parents who attend will be offered a £15 voucher. To be eligible, you must have a child with additional needs who has started school in the last few years or who will start Reception in the next 12 months.

      Booking essential. Places are limited and will be allocated a first come, first served basis.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Thursday 30th Sep 2021
      • Tickets
        • Adult: Free
        • WHERE
        Zoom