Our Members

Our Members

  • We offer three types of membership:

    • Full membership is open to all parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0-25 years) with disabilities and/or special educational needs who live in Sheffield or access services in Sheffield. We currently have over 1,500 full members. Join now
    • Associate membership is open to professionals and practitioners who work with disabled children and young people in Sheffield, such as SENCOs, teachers and therapists. We currently have over 200 associate members. Join now
    • Affiliate membership is open to parent-led support groups based in Sheffield. This is a new scheme – please download our Affiliate Membership Form or  contact us for more information.

    Where do our members live?

    We have members in all parts of Sheffield. The biggest postcode areas are S5, S6 and S8.

    The map shows a breakdown of our full membership by postcode. Click on it to see a bigger version.

    What kind of disabilities are represented?

    Our members’ children have a wide range of needs, such as sensory impairments, dyslexia, learning difficulties, speech and language needs, physical disabilities, medical needs and others. The biggest impairment groups are autism spectrum disorders (45%) and social, emotional and mental health needs (11%). This is in line with the needs of children with statements/EHC plans in Sheffield as a whole. Around 13% of our members have more than one child with additional needs.

    How old are the children?

    Our members’ children cover the full age range, from 0 to 25 years. Most children are in the 5-19 age range, with numbers tailing off at the younger and older end.

    How diverse is our membership?

    Some 26% of our members come from a non-white British background. The biggest ethnic minority groups are Pakistani, African, and non-British white backgrounds.

    What do our members think of us?

    We regularly ask our members for feedback on our organisation. You can download the results of our members’ surveys below: