• 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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    • 16th September 2019
    • 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 2020, and the activity must have taken place and the grant must be spent before 31 March 2020.

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    • 6th August 2019
    • For families with disabled children, the long summer holidays can be a stressful time. Finding accessible activities that all family members can enjoy together is a challenge for even the most resourceful of parents.

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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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  • Information session about school exclusions

    • This FREE session will be delivered by SSENDIAS. It is aimed at parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who are affected by – or at risk of – exclusion from school. The session will cover:

      • the responsibilities of schools for children with SEND
      • what the terms “fixed-term” and “permanent” exclusion mean
      • what meetings to expect and when
      • how you can appeal against an exclusion
      • when an exclusion is not official
      • what alternatives to exclusions schools can use

      Places are limited and booking is essential. Please book via this link.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Friday 27th Sep 2019
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • SEND Inclusion Strategy workshop

    • Sheffield City Council and Sheffield CCG are developing an Inclusion Strategy for Sheffield. The strategy will set their priorities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) over the next five years.

      Over the summer, officers have been collecting feedback from parent carers, young people and professionals.

      We are hosting this workshop for parents to look at the feedback received so far. SPCF parent representatives will then take your views to a main co-production session to ensure that your voice is heard when creating the strategy.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Tuesday 1st Oct 2019
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Coffee morning with SENDIAS

    • Come and chat to other parents and get information from SENDIAS. There will be 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.

      • WHEN
      • 10:30am - 12:00pm Tuesday 8th Oct 2019
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ