We offer social work support and guidance to children and young people who have learning or physical impairments, and their families.

Our Sheffield Directory features local offer services, events and activities for children with disabilities.


If you are a resident of Sheffield please contact First Point. If you are a care professional wanting to refer a family, you can do this by initially contacting the Children with Disabilities Team on 0114 2735368.

We will then assess you needs and discuss with you a suitable service, which could be:

  • Fieldwork Social Work
  • School Leavers
  • Multidisciplinary Social Work Team
  • Children with cancer
  • Respite breaks
  • Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS)

Short breaks

Short break and respite services offer a range of activities to give parent carers of disabled children a break. We offer short break services after school, during the school holidays and overnight. These include:

  • group activity clubs at weekends, evenings and during holidays
  • short term befriending services
  • direct payments
  • overnight care

A one-off short break grant can also be applied for. This is currently closed, we will update the site when it has been reopened. 

Sheffield Autism Team

We support schools and settings in order to meet the needs of social communication difficulties including autism. We also offer direct work with children and provide advice and support to parents and professionals.

Please contact Sheffield Autism Team for more information on 0114 2736412.

Customer Services

1 Union Street
Howden House

S1 2SH