• 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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    • 5th November 2018
    • From 12 to 16 November 2018, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will visit Sheffield to find out how effectively the local area meets its responsibilities to children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

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    • 24th October 2018
    • Sheffield City Council is now accepting applications for the Short Breaks Grant. You can apply for up to £400 per family. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2019, and the activity must have taken place and the grant must be spent before 31 March 2019.

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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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  • JumpStars trampolining (Nov)

    • 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 20th Nov 2018
      • Tickets
        • Disabled child: £4.00
        • Sibling: £4.00
        • Participating adult: £3.96
        • WHERE
        Jump Inc.,
        Meadowhall,
        Vulcan Road,
        Sheffield,
        S9 1EW
  • Education subgroup meeting (Nov)

    • 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 30th Nov 2018
        • WHERE
        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.

      This meeting will have a focus on managing employment and caring responsibilities. Staff from the Sheffield Carers Centre and Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS) will be available to talk to you about your rights as an employee, flexible working, the duty to make reasonable adjustments to a job, and the range of support available for carers.

      • WHEN
      • 10:30am - 12:00pm Tuesday 11th Dec 2018
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ