New Health Needs in Education service launched

29th September 2022

  • A new service has been set up to support pupils with physical health needs to get the best out of their education.

    It is for children and young people aged 0-25 years with physical health needs, long-term conditions or medical problems that impact on their education.

    The service currently only supports children who attend schools in locality A, B and E, as well as pupils in state special schools and schools that are part of the Tapton School Academy Trust – these were part of an earlier pilot project. Over time, it will be extended to children at any nursery, school or college in Sheffield.

    The service can provide support, information and signposting for families and also for staff in education settings. This could include staff training or help with writing a health care plan for an individual child.

    Parents and young people can self-refer into the service. Professionals can also refer with the parents’ (or young person’s) consent. You can contact the service by email on