Breaking down language barriers

30th March 2016

  • How can we reach parents who don’t speak English, to ensure that we are able to represent their views?

    We are currently developing a new approach based on working with bi-lingual parent volunteers. To test how this might work, we have had our leaflet translated into Urdu and included a mobile phone number for an Urdu-speaking volunteer (not their personal phone). If this is successful, we would like to extend it to other community languages.

    Could you help us with this project? If you have a child with additional needs and are fluent in English and one of Sheffield’s main community languages (e.g. Arabic, Somali, Bengali, Polish, Slovac, …), then we’d love to hear from you! Contact us on 0300 321 4721 or email