Watch our four short training videos to get a basic understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The training videos cover:

  • what SEND means.
  • understanding the language and tools used in SEND.
  • important parts of legislation about SEND.
  • how children and young people’s needs are identified and supported.
  • where to find more information.

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The training is for:

  • anyone who works with children and young people,
  • parents/carers
  • anyone supporting someone with SEND.

It has been put together by:

  • the local authority
  • citywide SENCOs
  • NHS South Yorkshire ICB
  • Sheffield Parent Carer Forum

1. SEND The Basics - Session 1: Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

2. SEND The Basics - Session 2: Child, young person and family centred practice

3. SEND The Basics - Session 3: Identification and assessment of needs

4. SEND The Basics - Session 4: What plan and when?

Learn more

If you want to learn more after doing the training, click on the logos below.

Learn Sheffield

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Sheffield College - Distance learning course

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Fusion - new to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  This is on the Learn Sheffield website under the Inclusion Task Force section.  You then need to click on Core training programmes.

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More help and advice

Sheffield’s Parent Hub run seminars, discussion groups and programmes to give parents practical help and advice. Some have been developed for families of children and young people with SEND.

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Search for support groups in the Sheffield Directory which the Local Offer is part of.

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