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Parent Support

For help, advice and guidance about all aspects of education and other parenting issues:

Department for Education website

Parents:Directgov website

Teen Parenting and Mood Management Strategies

Autism Support Line

Sheffield Education Autism Team run a Support Line for Parents, Carers and Professionals.

It is available Monday to Thursday 1.00pm to 4.00pm (term time).

The telephone number is: 0114 2736567

The Sheffield Education Autism Team Support Line poster is available to download.

Websites that support special educational needs children and their families

Useful Guides for Parents

See the useful links and advice for yourself and your child.

NSPCC Guide - Is my child ready to be left alone?

A question every parent has to face. When it comes to leaving your child alone, how soon is too soon?

Whether they’re staying home alone for an hour or so, or you’re thinking of leaving them for longer – how do they feel about this? How can you make sure your child is safe?

Packed with advice, tips and practical tools, this guide can help you make decisions that are right for your child.

MAST - MAST & School Advice Sessions during Covid-19

A MAST worker and member of the school staff team can talk with you via zoom or by telephone to discuss any issues you may have.

The MAST worker and school will work together with you to help to address your family’s needs and create happier children and families.

Contact Mrs Shelley on 0114 2399320 to make an appointment.

Click HERE to view our most recent MAST poster.

Sheffield Directory

Activities, organisations, information and services at your fingertips.

• Adults

• Children and Families

• Special educational needs and disabilities (Local Offer)

Citizens Advice Sheffield

• Telephone Advice Line: Freephone 0808 278 782

• Text: 07860 026 184

• Email:

Sheffield Parent Hub

Sheffield Parent Hub are now running group programmes, seminars and discussion groups virtually, via Zoom.

They are also able to offer support via phone or video chat during this difficult time.

The Sheffield Parenting What’s On Guide – Summer 2022

Please contact Mrs Shelley at school if you are interested in any courses.

The Expert Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety

With featured advice and resources from The Children’s Society, this expert guide for parents has been written to help children understand, cope and become strengthened by their experiences of anxiety at a young age.

The Expert Parent’s Guide to Childhood Anxiety

Healthy Eating - Bear Nibbles

Have you seen the Bear Nibbles website?

It gives information about healthier eating for kids and in particular how much sugar etc is in fruit snacks we choose for our kids.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society (NAS) are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.


Amy's House

Amy’s House is a respite centre for families with children, from 5-18 years old, who have special needs and is based in the heart of the local community at Ballifield Primary School in Sheffield.

Eat Smart Sheffield

Eat Smart Sheffield focuses on a whole schools & settings approach to food & nutrition. Led by Learn Sheffield; Commisioned by Sheffield City Council.

Check out the newsletter: Eat Smart Newsletter


Many of our children need additional support to understand the spoken word. A great resource for this is the use of Makaton which supports by using signs and symbols alongside the spoken word.

Please visit for further information about Makaton which we are increasingly using in school.

This Makaton Information Sheet explains more about Makaton and the help available.

Feelings Faces

Children with autism often find it difficult to distinguish the emotions of others or to describe how they themselves feel.

Please use these emotions faces (if they are useful) to support your child.


Unravel is a Sheffield-based children’s emotional and behavioural psychology consultancy, that aims to unravel children’s behavioural difficulties and develop happier children.

Sparkle Sheffield - Autism support group for parents

Sparkle Sheffield have 5 different parent support groups running in 5 different venues as well as a play evening for autistic children and their siblings. We certainly are a parent group with a difference. Sparkle Sheffield will not just aim at helping and supporting our beautiful extra special children but it will also be helping and supporting their parents too.

Having a child with autism can be very difficult and an extremely challenging experience and the only person who really understands what you are going through is another parent. Autism affects all different cultures from all different backgrounds but unfortunately all parents have the same problems due to lack of support and understanding. Sparkle Sheffield will be tackling these problems head on by bringing knowledge to our parents.

We really hope you are all able to join us in raising awareness for Autism.