Start for Life Sheffield – Parent Focus Group

Sheffield City Council are keen to hear from parent/carers with children in their early years (0-5yrs) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), to understand their recent experience of accessing services able to provide help and support to both children and families in their early years. Your feedback will help inform the new Early Years Strategy, “Start for Life Sheffield. The current version, “A Great Start in Life”, is due to end in March 2023. We would like your support in ensuring that the new strategy is reflective of our city and its families.

We know that the pandemic has impacted on the Early Years sector and on our children, young people and their families. Parent/carer voice is key to shaping future services, to be able to make improvements that will work for local families. The focus group will run for approx. 2hrs. for up to 8 participants. You must have a child 0-5 years with SEND to attend this group and we are particularly keen to hear from those who have children 0-2 years. We are offering a £20 Love to Shop voucher to all attendees.

Example Questions which may prompt discussion for the session include:

Have you had any difficulties accessing services for your child/ family?

What service is most useful to you? Why?

What can services do better to support families in early years?

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March 9, 2023 10:00 am


March 9, 2023 12:00 pm

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


St Mary's Church and Community Centre, St Mary's Church and Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ