• 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 2,000 members.

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    • 25th June 2019
    • Our coffee mornings are getting an overhaul! Hot drinks and cake will continue to feature heavily, but from July onwards, we’ll be offering something EXTRA. Mainly, we will have professionals from a range of different services coming along to offer general advice and signposting.

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    • 20th May 2019
    • Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have published an action plan that sets out how they will address a range of issues affecting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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    • 13th May 2019
    • Sheffield has received government approval to create a new special free school. This is in addition to another new special school, sponsored by Nexus Multi Academy Trust, which is already in development and due to open in 2020 on the site of the former Norfolk Park special school.

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  • Family Fun Day (full)

    • Sorry, this event is fully booked.

      A fun and relaxed day out for children with additional needs and their parents and siblings. Enjoy bungee trampolines, bouncy castles, a petting zoo, adapted cycles, drumming and slime-making workshops, and lots more. Tickets cost £1.50 per person; they are non-refundable and give you access to ALL the activities as well as a buffet lunch. Booking essential.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 3:00pm Friday 26th Jul 2019
        • WHERE
        Hillsborough Sports Arena,
        Middlewood Road,
        Sheffield,
        S6 4HA
  • Taster session: Yoga (evening)

    • This is part of a series of taster sessions for stress-busting activities for parent carers, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

      Come along and give yoga a try! Yoga can help you improve your strength, balance and flexibility; it also has emotional benefits as it encourages you to relax, slow your breath, and focus on the present. This session is aimed at absolute beginners and will accommodate all levels of fitness and flexibility. You don’t need to bring any equipment, just wear something comfy. Booking essential.

      • WHEN
      • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Friday 6th Sep 2019
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Taster session: Yoga (daytime)

    • This is part of a series of taster sessions for stress-busting activities for parent carers, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

      Come along and give yoga a try! Yoga can help you improve your strength, balance and flexibility; it also has emotional benefits as it encourages you to relax, slow your breath, and focus on the present. This session is aimed at absolute beginners and will accommodate all levels of fitness and flexibility. You don’t need to bring any equipment, just wear something comfy. Booking essential.

      • WHEN
      • 11:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday 18th Sep 2019
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ