KIDS Short Breaks for disabled children and young people
Overview of the service
Kids provide flexible short breaks to disabled children and young people living in the London Borough of Sutton. Kids short breaks support families with children and young people aged 0 - 25 years. Kids are an approved provider on the London Borough of Sutton Disability Framework.
Communication and interaction needs
Kids are able to support disabled children and young people with communication and interaction needs.
Cognition and learning needs
Kids are able to support disabled children and young people with cognitive and learning needs.
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Kids are able to support disabled children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Kids are able to support disabled children and young people with sensory needs.
Kids are able to support disabled children and young people with physical needs.
Specific or complex health needs
Kids are able to support disabled children and young people with specific or complex needs.
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.
0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16-18, 18-20, 20-25
Who we provide for
Throughout the year. Kids also provide overnight care.
What we do
Kids provide a range of direct short breaks for disabled children and young people. Kids provide a variety of safe, fun and engaging activities that children and young people are interested in accessing. Kids provide parents and carers with a break from their caring role. Kids are also able to provide domiciliary care within the family home.
All workers are fully trained and matched to the needs and interests of the children and young people referred. Kids work towards achieving the agreed outcomes for the child or young person.
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
All staff complete mandatory online training as a minimum. This includes but is not exhaustive of:
Safeguarding, legal responsibilities in working with disabled children and young people, personal care, first aid, health and safety, understanding and managing risk, developing relationships with children and young people, communicating with children and young people, understanding roles and responsibilities, Kids introduction in working with disabled children and young people. Kids also provide bespoke training where required.
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
Assessing child safety
Kids have a robust safeguarding procedure in relation to the recruitment and retention of all workers. Kids take their safeguarding responsibility very seriously and have regular supervision with all staff. All staff MUST provide two references and all have an enhanced DBS check.
All staff meet with the family before a short break takes place and their is the opportunity for regular feedback with families.
Unless self funded all families will need to be assessed prior to funding being agreed for Kids. If the assessment identifies the need for a service families may be offered the Kids short breaks service directly through the Children with Disability Team or they may have the option to receive direct payments. Any family in receipt of direct payments can contact the organisation directly.
Deciding who can use the service
Unless a family is funding the service themselves all decisions to fund Kids will come through the Children with Disabilities Team.
Is there a charge for the service?
Direct payments, Personal budgets, Care package from LA, Own funds
The Kids short Breaks services either operates in the community or within the child or young persons home.
Our Service is delivered in the home.
Communication methods used
Signs and symbols, Makaton, PECS.
Respite & Support
Respite & Short Breaks, Funding and Direct Payments, Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Emotional Well-being, Support and family members.
Education and childcare
SEN Support, Transition.
Leisure and play
Clubs & activities, Things to do, Holidays, Sport & fitness, Friendships & relationships.
Preparation for adulthood
Getting involved, Independent living, Staying healthy, Money, Getting around, Being an adult, Travel training.
Communicating with parents and carers
Parent are contacted by the coordinator one a referral has been received. A home visit is undertaken and at this point the organisation sets baselines for all of the outcomes that Kids are expected to work towards. Parents and carers are fully involved in this as are children and young people. Outcomes are monitored regularly and reviews are undertaken every 6 months. Kids produce 6 monthly information on the progress to date. Kids use a range of methods for gaining views on their services including questionnaires, phone interviews with parents and carers and direct feedback from children and young people accessing the service.
Is the service fully accessible?
Kids short breaks services is available for any disabled child or young person who has been assessed as needing the service.
Kids is committed to including all disabled children and young people who are assessed as needing to access this provision.