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  • NICE Rise In Standards Of Support

    NICE Rise In Standards Of Support

    The National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence have published this month two quality standards related to the support of people with learning disabilities or a learning disability and autism. The standard on the care and support of people with learning disabilities growing older is a new Quality Standard.The standard on supporting children, young people and adults where there is behaviour that challenges has been updated from the original 2015 version.

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  • Free Festival Of Fun For Youngsters

    More than 40 free activities are available as part of this year’s Children’s University Festival, taking place in venues across the city over the summer. Some activities are specifically designed for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which are delivered by specially-trained staff.

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  • Free Magical Workshop for Young People

    Changing Faces, which aims to support the 1.3 million people in the UK with a visible difference – a mark, scar or condition that makes them look out of the ordinary – have teamed up with children’s writing and mentoring centre Grimm and Co to hold a magical workshop between 4 and 6pm on Friday 4th June for 10 to 14 year olds living in the Yorkshire and The Humber area. It will take participants on a creative story-telling adventure, helping the young people to increase their resilience, confidence and self-esteem.

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  • Proposed Changes to the Short Break Grant and SNIPS Clubs

    Sheffield City Council has made alterations to their Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities scheme and their Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Services (SNIPS). Following consultations there will be additional eligibility criteria to qualify for a short break and SNIPS will see the introduction of a parent/carer contribution and an income based assessment for some users.

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  • Changes To Respite Care For Children Consultation

    The Sheffield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are planning to make changes to children’s NHS short breaks services (respite care) for children with complex health needs. Their online survey is open until 28 March if you wish to give your views.

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  • Prove It, Fix It Campaign

    A Sheffield charity, Sparkle, has launched a campaign and petition to try and ensure autistic children get the right form of education, claiming that Sheffield City Council has been putting finances before needs.

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  • Could You Spot the Signs of Sepsis in Your Child?

    A nationwide sepsis awareness campaign has been launched to help parents and carers of young children recognise the symptoms of sepsis.

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