Shropshire Council

Action for Children’s Summer Holiday Club

05 June 2023 Last updated at 02:31

Bookings are now being taken for Action for Children (AFC) Shropshire Community Short Breaks Summer holiday club, running from Tuesday 25 July to Friday 25 August 2023.

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 /minibus. Activities in the venue will consist of sporting activities, sensory play, arts & crafts.

Sessions will be planned for 6hrs but please be aware, 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 and 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. 

We are expecting to exceed demand for these sessions and will allocate places on a first come first serve basis on receipt of bookings. A waiting list will be scheduled for families not allocated dates who will be contacted in cases of cancellation.

  • A maximum of 5 days over the holiday club at one day per week will be allocated.
  • Only complete one form per child, if you have a change of information once you have submitted the form, please contact AfC directly on 01743 644713.

To book a place please complete this form.  This link closes on Friday 9th June at 5pm. (The closing date may change and close earlier if we become fully booked)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 communityA group of children sitting on a sofa, looking to the camera and smiling.