• 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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    • 21st November 2019
    • You could get £140 off your electricity bill this winter. If your energy supplier is part of the warm home discount scheme, you can apply directly to them for help if you’re on a low income and get certain benefits.

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    • 14th November 2019
    • Parents, young people, professionals and other interested people are invited to review Sheffield’s draft Inclusion Strategy and comment on it. The strategy will run for five years and set the priorities for how Sheffield supports its children and young people with additional needs.

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    • 14th October 2019
    • Parenting a child with additional needs can be very stressful. It’s important (but far from easy) to take time out to look after yourself and recharge your batteries. We currently have a grant from the Big Lottery Community Fund to offer taster sessions for a range of stress-busting activities.

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  • Christmas film: Abominable

    • Bookings for this film have now closed.

      A free film, suitable for all the family. Free refreshments will be served from 9.15am, and the film will start promptly at 9.45am (no trailers).

      The film will be shown with lights dimmed and the sound reduced, and there will be a separate “chill-out” room. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an infrared sound facility. Families will be able to choose their own seats. Seats will only be reserved for wheelchair users and their families.

      Please only book a place if you are sure you can attend. Cancellations must be made by 9th December  – after this date, tickets can no longer be allocated to people on the waiting list. Please note that families should book for one film only, and that all children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

      • WHEN
      • 9:15am - 11:15am Saturday 14th Dec 2019
        • WHERE
        Showroom Cinema,
        15 Paternoster Row,
        Sheffield,
        S1 2BX
  • Christmas film – Rise of the Guardians

    • Bookings for this film have now closed.

      A free film, suitable for all the family. Free refreshments will be served from 10am, and the film will start promptly at 10.30am (no trailers).

      The film will be shown with lights dimmed and the sound reduced, and there will be a separate “chill-out” room. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an infrared sound facility. Families will be able to choose their own seats.

      Please only book a place if you are sure you can attend. Cancellations must be made by 9th December  – after this date, tickets can no longer be allocated to people on the waiting list. Please note that families should book for one film only, and that all children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Saturday 14th Dec 2019
        • WHERE
        Showroom Cinema,
        15 Paternoster Row,
        Sheffield,
        S1 2BX
  • Jumpstars trampolining (December)

    • 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 17th Dec 2019
      • Tickets
        • Disabled child: £4.00
        • Sibling: £4.00
        • Participating adult: £4.00
        • WHERE
        Jump Inc.,
        Meadowhall,
        Vulcan Road,
        Sheffield,
        S9 1EW