Shropshire Council

Action for Children – Easter Holiday Club

03 March 2023 Last updated at 08:38

Bookings are now being taken for Action for Children (AFC) Shropshire Community Short Breaks Easter activities running from Monday April 3rd - Fri April 14th

Action for Children (AfC) Shropshire Community Short Breaks provide short break holiday support to children and young people 4-18 years who are registered with All In.

Local Trips will consist of local walks and play parks and local outings i.e. Cinema, Attingham Park, Ironworks, using worker’s cars /mini bus. Activities in the venue will consist of sporting activities, sensory play, arts & crafts. Sessions will be based at Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke St, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PY except for the Shrewsbury Football Club Day on Thursday 14th April which is yet to be confirmed. 

Sessions will be planned for 6hrs but please be aware, that that we continue to experience significant challenges around recruitment which may result in us having to reduce the sessions to 3hrs to try to ensure that all families that apply have fair and equal access to the support. 

Please be assured that we will do our utmost to provide a 6hr session if possible as we do understand how important this support is to you and your family.

A charge of £10 for a half-day session 9.30 to 12.30 or 12.30 to 3.30 or a full day 9.30 to 3.30 is £20 for each session per child is payable in advance to the session commencing. 

Card payments only can be accepted by calling our office on 01743 644713, no cash or cheques can be taken.  Only one session per child per week can be offered.

Confirmation of places will be sent out to parents via email where possible instead of postal confirmation of places.

To book a place please complete this form.  

Please note this form will close on Monday 13 March 2023

To apply to become an All In member please visit the SEND Local Offer and complete this form.

The guidance below is subject to change in line with AFC and government guidelines.

The health and welfare of the children and young people and AFC staff are our highest priority and there will continue be procedures in place for us to limit the risks as much as possible which are as follows:

  • Parents/carers will be requested to notify Shropshire Community Short Breaks as soon as possible if their child/ren, test positive for Covid 19 and must not attend any sessions.
  • Personal care will be undertaken but staff will be required to wear full PPE. Any young person who requires hoisting for personal care will be taken to a changing place to support where available. (If your child / young person requires specialist nursing care please contact us directly).
  • Children and young people will be allocated a worker(s) who will remain with them during the whole session.
  • Social distancing measures will be put into place where possible.
  • Physical intervention is always a last resort but if your child/ren is known to require physical intervention then a full risk assessment will need to be completed on how we can support your child. 
  • Sessions will take place in venues and out in the community.
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