Social care - 15th Wallington Scout Group

Record details

Name of service
15th Wallington Scout Group
Commissioned by The London Borough of Sutton
72b Woodcote Road

Journey Planner

Catherine Keen
020 8661 7532
About the service
Providing Scouting to young people with additional needs
Overview of the service
We run Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for young people (boys and girls) with additional needs, taking part in adventurous activities, nights away and other activities including games, craft, cooking. Beavers: 6-8 year olds Cubs: 8-10 year olds Scouts 10-14 year olds
Communication and interaction needs
We welcome young people with any additional needs or disabilities
Cognition and learning needs
We welcome young people with any additional needs or disabilities
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
We welcome young people with any additional needs or disabilities
Sensory needs
We welcome young people with any additional needs or disabilities
Physical needs
We welcome young people with any additional needs or disabilities
Specific or complex health needs
We welcome young people with any additional needs or disabilities
Categories of need
Complex health needs, Mild Learning Difficulty / Disability, Moderate Learning Difficulties/ Disability (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties/ Disability (SLD), Mild Speech and Language difficulty, Moderate Speech and Language difficulty, Severe Speech and Language difficulty, SpLD (Specific learning Difficulties), Mobility Disabilities, Angelman Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Communication needs (Speech, Language and Communication), Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Down Syndrome, Social, Mental and Emotional Health, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Spina Bifida, Challenging Behaviour, Personal Care Needs, Fragile X, Global Development Delay
Age ranges
5 to 15
Who we provide for
Service availability
Term time only
What we do
We provide a full range of Scout activities including adventurous activities, nights away, craft, cooking, games etc.
Is there a waiting list?
Are there any taster sessions?
Do you need a support worker?
Can you take your support worker with you?
Does parent / carer have to stay?
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Can siblings attend?
Staff SEND skills
Leaders are required to complete mandatory Scout Association training, including modules on First Aid, Safeguarding and Safety. Leaders also have training on challenging behaviour, basic Makaton. Leaders have a lot of experience of running a Scout programme for young people with additional needs, some of whom have professional backgrounds relating to the provision of care for young people. Leaders will gain experience and training for the young people in their care.
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
Complaints procedure
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
Assessing child safety
The 15th Walllington have been running for well over 10 years with a strong record of successfully providing activities for young people. We are required to comply with the policies and procedures of the Scout Association.
Referral routes
Contact Catherine Keen for more information on how to join.
Deciding who can use the service
We do not refuse access to the 15th Wallington.
Is there a charge for the service?
Payment methods
Personal budgets, own funds
We do not have hoist and tracking - there is disabled toilet facilities. We meet at Sutton District Scout HQ in Wallington
Accessibility features
Wheelchair Access, Accessible toilets
Communication methods used
Respite & Support
Respite & Short Breaks
Education and childcare
SEN Support
Leisure and play
Clubs & activities, Things to do, Holidays, Sport & fitness, Friendships & relationships
Preparation for adulthood
Getting involved
Communicating with parents and carers
The Group executive has parent representatives who advise on the running of the group. We communicate with parents via letters and emails. We also have a termly newsletter
Is the service fully accessible?
There is disabled toilet facilities and the meeting hall is wheelchair accessible. We work to make adaptions to the programme to cater for the needs of the individuals in the group.
Ensuring inclusion
We have a higher than recommended ratio of young people to leaders to ensure all young people can access the activities.