• 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 2,200 members.

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    • 22nd September 2021
    • For many years, the Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service has been struggling to keep up with increasing demand. Speech and language therapists are working extremely hard to deliver a quality service, but staff are dealing with high caseloads.

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    • 22nd September 2021
    • A new Sensory Service has been launched in Sheffield. It aims to help children aged 3-16 years who have sensory processing difficulties that are having an impact on daily life.

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    • 22nd September 2021
    • We are excited to be part of a government-funded project that aims to improve support for autistic children and young people in mainstream secondary schools.

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  • Mindfulness taster session

    • This taster workshop will cover tools and techniques for using mindfulness in daily life. We will try out some simple meditation and mindfulness exercises and explore how mindfulness can be used with children. Booking essential.

      Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 11:30am Wednesday 20th Oct 2021
      • Tickets
        • Adult: Free
        • WHERE
        More Rehab,
        40 Little London Road,
        Sheffield,
        S8 0UH
  • Coffee morning

    • Our coffee mornings are run by our friendly volunteers Thaeeba and Pat. They are open to all parent carers, whatever their children’s needs, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, mild or severe. Pre-schoolers and home-educated children are welcome too. Pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole session – no need to book. You can be sure of a warm welcome and plenty of tea, coffee and cake!

      Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber.

      • WHEN
      • 10:30am - 12:00pm Tuesday 9th Nov 2021
        • WHERE
        More Rehab,
        40 Little London Road,
        Sheffield,
        S8 0UH
  • Education subgroup meeting

    • Please join our Education subgroup to talk to other parents about special educational needs, 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 12th Nov 2021
        • WHERE
        More Rehab,
        40 Little London Road,
        Sheffield,
        S8 0UH