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Family Services Support

Local offer  The Local Offer is a way of giving children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support are available in the area where they live. It is not direct support, but rather signposting to local services. 

Sheffield Family Centres Provide activities, workshops and advice sessions to support different aspects of family life and child development. 

Sheffield Parent Hub Run a range of groups that offer practical advice and support with parenting. They have a range of programmes specifically designed for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

0-5 SEN/D Service (including the Portage Home Visiting Service) Offers support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, their carers and education providers for children from 0-5+. The service supports children who have complex needs to which there is a clear impact on their learning and development. Referrals are made by nursery or early years settings. Please contact your child’s provider to discuss a referral. Your child does not need a confirmed diagnosis to be referred.

SENDIASS  A statutory service offering free impartial, confidential, information advice and support to children and young people (0-25 years old) with special educational needs and disabilities and their parent carers on education and related health and social care matters. 

Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) Provides varying levels of support in a range of areas (e.g. behaviour, toileting, sleep) for families who are experiencing difficulties. Families can access this support directly or a referral can be made by professionals involved with the family or by nurseries/schools. 

Health visiting Health visitors help to keep babies and children healthy from 0-5 years old. They work closely with Public Health England and Sheffield City Council to make sure that families are able to access the best local and national support.

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