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March 2021 
Have your say about clubs for children and young people with disabilities - Short Breaks

The consultation opened on 23 March 2021 and will end on 17 May 2021.

Achieving for Children (AfC) commissions holiday clubs, Saturday clubs and after school clubs for children and young people with disabilities. These contracts are coming to an end.

It is important that you and your children are involved in the planning, because you know your own children and how best to meet their needs. We need your input to help us make the new services better.

We would like to hear your views on what has worked well for your children and what could be improved. If your child has not attended any clubs, your views are still important to us, helping inform us on what is needed across Richmond and Kingston.

Be part of the mapping of services children and young people with disabilities can access in the coming years.

Parents and carers, you can have your say in several ways:

Online Short Breaks consultation (opens a new window)      

Easy Read Short Breaks consultation (pdf)

We will hold online consultations for parents and carers and other stakeholders. We will use Google Meet to do this but you can also take part by telephone.

Question and answer session (to answer any questions about the information provided about the consultation): 

25th March at 10am - 11.30am 

This is a drop in session online. Email shortbreaks@achievingforchildren.org.uk to be added to the list to receive the link to join.

Workshop style session (to collect views / comments and discuss options): 

  • 12 April at 12pm 
  • 19 April at 7pm
  • 24 April at 9.30am
  • 27 April at 7pm
  • 12 May at 1pm
  • 18 May at 9.30am

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please register (opens a new window) 

Comments can also be made at any time by emailing shortbreaks@achievingforchildren.org.uk  If any of the ways to get involved are not possible for you, please let us know about another way you would like to communicate with us. 

If you wish to speak to someone, please request a call back in your email.    

Consulting with children and young people

We really want to hear the views of children and young people about the activity clubs they attend.

We have created a digital and a paper survey for children and young people.

We know that children and young people communicate in many different ways, so these surveys will not be easy for everyone to use.

We are happy for children and young people to share their views with us however is easiest!

Here are some other ways children and young people might like to share their views:

  • Have a telephone call or video meeting with Grace Over, SEND Participation Officer
  • Email your views in words, drawings or photos
  • Record and send a voice or video message
  • Have someone you know well share your views on your behalf         
  • Or another way that suits you better                                        

If you would like to discuss this or request any adaptations or support, please contact Grace Over, SEND Participation Officer on 07990 620707 or at participationiscd@achievingforchildren.org.uk  

Digital or online survey (opens a new window) The introduction to this survey has lots of words and unfortunately no images.  There are images alongside the questions.

Paper survey (pdf) This survey has been designed to be printed off, not completed electronically.  It is designed in colour, but can be printed off in black and white. If you would like to request an adapted version of this survey, please contact participationiscd@achievingforchildren.org.uk

March 2021 - SEND Futures Richmond

This transformation programme, our SEND Futures Richmond Plan, sets out how we will work with children, young people and their families to improve our services on a continuous basis, within the financial resources available to us. This plan is an updated version of the SEND Futures Plan originally agreed by the Council in July 2019.  We are inviting comment and feedback on the draft updated plan by 19 April.  You can do this by emailing: ashley.whittaker@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Seeking your comments on a draft updated SEND Futures Plan in Richmond (opens a new window) 

January 2021

The views of parents with children and young people receiving SEN Support

Achieving for Children would like to hear the views of parents/carers who have a child or young person receiving support from a setting/school/college for a special educational need (SEN Support - this is the level of support for a child or young person who does not have an EHC Plan). This feedback will feed into continued improvements to best support children and young people. Please provide your feedback via this feedback link (opens a new window)

This survey will remain open during the spring term.