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Free School Meals for thousands of children this May Spring Bank Holiday

We have announced that we will continue our commitment to support thousands of children and young people with free food vouchers during the May Spring Bank Holiday. Find out more...

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#WhyWeCare – Foster Sheffield’s future in support of Foster Care Fortnight

We're celebrating the extraordinary work and dedication of local foster carers, while calling for more people to provide loving homes for Sheffield’s cared for children and young people in support of Foster Care Fortnight.

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Sheffield schools invited to take part in RLWC2021 competition

We want schools in Sheffield to us shout about why our city is the perfect place to visit, stay and host games during the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Get involved...

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Council commits £2m to new co-produced youth service strategy

As part of our commitment to Sheffield’s young people we have pledged to invest £2million into our youth services to ensure that all young people make a successful transition from their teenage years into confident, happy and successful young adults.

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Pedestrian crossing to be introduced on busy Sheffield road

Plans announced to improve pedestrian safety on Station Road, Halfway, near Halfway Nursery and Infants School.

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Council supports thousands of children with free school meals and holiday activities this Easter

We have announced that we will support thousands of children and young people with free food vouchers and healthy holiday activities during the Easter holidays.

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Getting back to school and college safely from 8th March

Here at Sheffield City Council, we’re supporting schools as they prepare to welcome pupils back by putting systems in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep children, staff and their families safe.

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Council opens consultation on new proposals for library enhancements

We have launched a public consultation about improvements to libraries, after we announced last year that each community hub library would benefit from a £10,000 cash boost.  

Laptops for kids, closing the digital divide

Thousands of laptops provided to children across Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will provide thousands of additional laptops to support children who are currently having to home school, without the devices to do so.

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ICON programme launches to help parents cope with infant crying

Sheffield health and care partners have launched a programme to help parents cope with crying babies and reduce the risk of infant injury and death.

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Sheffield City Council recommends all primary and special schools to remain open

Sheffield City Council has written to all primary and special schools to advise them to reopen tomorrow (Monday 4 January 2021).

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Tis the season to twinkle and celebrate Christmas in Sheffield

As 2020 - the year that none of us could have predicted - draws to a close, we’re all in need of some festive cheer, and although we can’t celebrate Christmas in the usual style th ...

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Time to get your school applications in

We are urging families applying for their child’s school place to make sure they fill in their application forms

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Update on Free School Meal Vouchers for families

The letter providing parents with details of how to access free school meal vouchers has been sent however, some families have experienced issues with redeeming their vouchers via the weblink supplied to them and we apologise for any distress this may have caused. If anyone is experiencing problems with accessing the Edenred website link please use the following link to redeem your e-code https://www.selectyourcompliment.co.uk/

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Free school meals over half-term

Sheffield City Council has pledged to support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the half-term week.

Business organisations join forces with Council to help small businesses, social enterprises and charities access £2bn job creation fund

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield Digital and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network have joined up with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners across the city to help smaller businesses, social enterprises and organisations get young people into work

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Statement on wider opening of schools

A statement from Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and Director of Public Health, Greg Fell.

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Half term virtual adventures during lockdown

Sheffield Children’s Services work to support many children who are often some of the most vulnerable in society. Find out more about who we're working with to keep children entertained this half term.

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Changes to funeral services in Sheffield

Following the latest Government update, which saw a slight ease of some restrictions, Sheffield City Council has today i ...

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Could you volunteer to help a young person in care?

Independent visitors is a Sheffield City Council scheme which aims to match volunteers who will build helpful and positi ...

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Sheffield’s Year of Reading launches January 2020

Sheffield’s Year of Reading launches across the city on 15th January 2020 and will be a 12-month, citywide celebration o ...

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Local Illustrator supports campaign to combat loneliness with free craft workshop

Independent Illustrator Josephine Dellow is taking over the Winter Gardens Pop U ...

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Flu-like illness & diarrhoea / vomiting information & guidance

Illnesses such as diarrhoea/vomiting (norovirus) and other flu-like illnesses ar ...

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Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Just outside the city centre Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and ...

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There’s no place for domestic abuse. Full stop.

There’s no place for domestic abuse. Full stop. Preventing violence, abuse and h ...

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Make a difference with a Community Fund grant

Our Housing and Neighbourhood Service is calling on community groups that work w ...

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‘Let’s get Sheffield smokefree’ this World COPD Day

November 20 2019 marks World COPD Day, and ex-smoker and COPD sufferer, Geoff Bunting, 61 from Norwood, is calling for a ...

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Charity Gives City's Youth Work a Revamp and Cash Boost

Sheffield Futures launches new approach to youth work ‘Youth Sheffield’YOUTH charity Sheffield Futures has revamped the ...

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Help shape future support for those with special educational needs in Sheffield

Families, schools and services are being asked to have their say on Sheffield’s new Inclusion Strategy.Sheffield City Co ...

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‘Boy at the back of the class’ wins at 31st Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

This year’s Overall Winner Award at Sheffield’s Children’s Book Awards was announced at The Crucible Theatre on Friday i ...

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Children’s University expands into Rotherham schools as success for activity programme grows

Children’s University expands into Rotherham schools as success for activity programme grows   Over 45,000 children an ...

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Mascot makes moves to unite litter heroes

The Streets Ahead mascot, Phil the Bin, made the most of the half-term break by reminiscing about his busy start to this ...