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  • Chilypep Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners

    Chilypep Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners

    Some staff at Chilypep , a youth empowerment charity based in Sheffield ,are training to be CWPs and are now open to referrals for children and young people in Sheffield and Barnsley who may be experiencing low level anxiety or low mood.Chilypep have produced an information Letter for Children and Young People explaining the offer of 6-10 sessions of low intensity CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

  • Mencap and Gateway Children's Groups

    Mencap and Gateway Children's Groups

    Sheffield Mencap and Gateway have a range of new extra-curricular projects for children aged 6 – 16 with learning difficulties/disabilities or autism. There is something for everyone – from drama to fitness to technology.Sessions are best suited to children who can remain in one room for 45 minutes at a time and cost £3 per session.

  • Neurodevelopmental Services Workshop

    Neurodevelopmental Services Workshop

    Are you are you a parent/carer of a child or young person with autism or other neurodevelopment needs such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)? If so you may be interested in a workshop taking place on Tuesday 23rd March designed to focus on improving neurodevelopmental services in the Sheffield area.

  • Inclusive Summer Festival Fun

    Inclusive Summer Festival Fun

    Sheffield CU – with the initials standing for Children’s University – is part of a national initiative that encourages and celebrates participation in a wide range of inspiring learning opportunities outside school hours.Their Festival Of Fun consists of more than 75 free activities for children, young people and families, all of which are suitable for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) with adult support.

  • ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    ACCT Relaunch 'ACCTing Out'

    Asperger’s Children & Carers Together (ACCT) have relaunched their fortnightly Young Adults Group ‘ACCTing Out’for over 18s. The group aims to provide support and social opportunities, as well as develop life, social and communication skills. Upcoming events are announced for February and March.

  • Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    The British Parliament’s Joint Committee On Human Rights findings condemn the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals, “inflicting terrible suffering on those detained and causing anguish to their distraught families”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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