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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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    • 14th October 2019
    • A new special free school, sponsored by the Nexus Multi Academy Trust, is set to open its doors in September 2021 – a year later than originally planned. The school will offer 80 full-time places for learners aged 7-16 years who have complex combinations of communication and interaction needs (including autism) as well as social, emotional and mental health needs.

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    • 14th October 2019
    • Earlier this year, Sheffield City Council carried out a consultation on proposals to grow and develop integrated resource (IR) provision. Parents, professionals and young people were invited to give their views about the proposals by attending meetings and completing an online survey. The survey received 197 responses.

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    • 14th October 2019
    • We have just launched an open Facebook group for parent carers. The purpose of the group is to allow parents of children and young people with additional needs in Sheffield to ask questions, share information and support each other. Professionals also welcome to join. We are running this group on a trial basis and will evaluate the impact on our capacity in November.

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