• 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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    • 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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    • 14th October 2019
    • We continue to work on a commission from Sheffield City Council to develop, update and improve the local offer website. The local offer is intended to be the central “go-to” website for information about support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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    • 14th October 2019
    • We are working with Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group to develop a strategy which will set the priorities for identifying, assessing and meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) over the next five years.

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  • SEND advice clinic (November)

    • Book a 30-minute individual appointment with a worker from SENDIAS, to talk about anything related to your child’s special educational needs or disability. For example, you may want to ask about your child’s support in school or college, EHC plans, SEN transport, health and social care services, disability benefits, and much more. These sessions are for parents who have not previously accessed support from SENDIAS. Booking essential.

      • WHEN
      • 11:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday 13th Nov 2019
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Coffee morning with mental health services

    • Come and chat to other parents and get information from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and Kooth (new online counselling service). 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 Thursday 14th Nov 2019
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    • This is an open meeting, all welcome! We’ll hear a report from the chair, (re)elect our trustees, and review the annual accounts. Please book your place so that we can ensure we have enough chairs and biscuits available.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Friday 15th Nov 2019
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        Sheffield Carers Centre,
        Concept House,
        5 Young Street,
        Sheffield,
        S1 4UP