Sheffield Autism Partnership: Key Documents

Sheffield City Council and Autism Partnership Documents

Minutes of Sheffield Autism Partnership Board 

(Meetings from May 2020 were held online.)

Autism Partnership Board Agenda 24th March 2021
Autism Partnership Board Minutes – 24th February 2021
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 24th February 2021
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 27th January 2021
Autism Partnership Board Minutes – 27th January 2021
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 6 January 2021
Autism Partnership Board Minutes – 6th January 2021
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 25 November 2020
Autism Partnership Board Minutes 25th November 2020
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 28 October 2020
Autism Partnership Board Zoom Minutes – 28 October 2020
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 30 September 2020
Autism Partnership Board Zoom Minutes 30 September 2020
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 29 July 2020
Autism Partnership Board Zoom Minutes – 29 July 2020
Autism Partnership Board Agenda 24 June 2020
Autism Partnership Board Zoom Minutes 24 June 2020
Autism Partnership Board Zoom Meeting Minutes 27 May 2020

No meetings were held between January and May 2020

For agenda and minutes of meetings up to 29th January 2020 please see this page

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments for Sheffield
 “Our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (or JSNA for short) is the means by which we assess the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of the Sheffield population.”
Sheffield JSNA 2013-extract-on-Autism
Draft_Needs_Assessment_Autism_2014
Latest Draft Needs Assessment for Autism Spectrum Conditions (2019) 

Autism Self Assessments produced by Sheffield for Public Health England
These are Sheffield’s statements of how they think they are progressing on the national autism strategy:
Sheffield Autism Self-Assessment 2013
Sheffield Autism Self-Assessment 2014
2016 Autism Self-Assessment Framework
Sheffield Autism Self Assessment Framework Dec 2018

Other Sheffield Autism Partnership Documents
Sheffield APB Next Steps May 2017
Sheffield Autism Partnership Board Terms of Reference
Autism Partnership Survey Summary Report
Autism Reference Group Proposal March 2017
Communication and Engagement Strategy
2016-2017 Autism Partnership Survey
Sheffield City Council Autism Partnership Board web page

Department of Health guidance and other documents

Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives 2010, the strategy for adults with autism in England
Think Autism_2014  : fulfilling and rewarding lives, the strategy for adults with autism in England: an update.
Statutory Guidance March 2015 The latest Department of Health guidance for local authorities and health authorities.
Autism Progress Report January 2016 Progress Report on Think Autism: the updated strategy for adults with autism in England.
Autism_Self-Assessment Exercise_2016 : Detailed national report and thematic analyses June 2017. The report compares English local authorities’ self-assessed performance against key indicators in the national strategy on adult autism.
Autism_Self-Assessment Exercise 2016_Personal_Stories collected in the above exercise and published June 2017.

National Autistic Society guidance documents

Overview of the Strategy
Autism Strategy statutory guidance
Implementing the adult autism strategy: A guide for local authorities and local health bodies in England
It Involves Us : Enabling meaningful inclusion of autistic adults in the development of local autism plans

Other documents

The Autism Act, 10 Years On:
A report (2019) from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism on understanding, services and support for autistic people and their families in England: nas_appga_report

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence):
Autism: Improving access to social care for adults

National Autistic Taskforce Independent Guide to Quality Care for Autistic People
National Autistic Taskforce Guide_to_Quality Care

NICE Guidelines CG 142 27th June 2012:
NICE Guidelines autism-spectrum-disorder-in-adults-diagnosis-and-management-pdf

NICE Guidelines Information for the Public published: 1 June 2012
NICE info for the public diagnosing-supporting-and-caring-for-adults-with-autism-pdf

National Audit Office Report 2009
NAO Report Supporting People with Autism Through Adulthood

Although published in 2009, and therefore a little out of date in some respects, this report remains one of the most important statements in relation to social policy and adult autism in the UK. The report also presents some of the potential benefits and cost savings to be gained from better provision and specialised services.