Over 170 people – parents, professionals and disabled students – braved the January snow to attend the Forum’s information day on post-16 provision at St Mary’s.
Visitors browsed information stalls provided by 25 organisations, including special schools, colleges and universities, as well as a wide range of local and national charities and support services.
A busy programme of workshops offered parents the opportunity to explore different aspects of transition in more detail. Topics included changes to welfare benefits, legal issues, transition to adult social care and health services, and post-16 education.
And if that still left questions unanswered, parents were able to use the “Meet the Manager” session to seek clarification directly from managers of children’s and adult services.
Eva Juusola, the Forum’s development worker, said: “It’s really difficult to find good, up-to-date information about the post-16 offer in Sheffield. That is why we’ve compiled a transition timeline, which lists key dates and events in the transition process from Y9 onwards. We are keen to work with service providers to develop better information for families.”
The transition timeline and a range of other useful documents about transition are available for download from the Transition/Post 16 page of this website.
Hardcopies of the transition timeline have been distributed to all secondary schools in Sheffield. To request a copy, please ring 0300 321 4721 or use the Contact us form.