Support and resources for play and leisure providers

We recognise that children and young people with SEND often miss out on important play and leisure opportunities.

We are addressing this need through the Play and Leisure Inclusion Officer, who will:

  • Identify inclusive play and leisure opportunities across Leicestershire and beyond and signpost families to them
  • Offer inclusion support to Out of School Clubs and Summer Playschemes
  • Identify training and resources which support inclusive practice and signpost play and leisure providers to these so that they can develop knowledge and skills and feel confident to welcome children with SEND.

Many disabled children and young people say that leisure and play – after school, in the holidays and at weekends – is the most important missing element in their lives. Parents strive to make opportunities for these but often find many unnecessary barriers, including a basic lack of information about what is available.


North West Leicestershire Inclusive Club Scheme

The North West district of Leicestershire offer the Inclusive Club Scheme (ICS) to support your club in becoming more inclusive to people with disabilities.

Melton Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity (MISPA)

MISPA is a steering group who have developed the MISPA Further Inclusion Toolkit to give methods and resources that aim to make Melton be the most inclusive area in Leicestershire for sport and physical activity. 
For more information email: or telephone: 01664 504289

Hinckley and Bosworth Inclusive Steering Group

The Hinckley and Bosworth Inclusive steering group are aiming to increase the number of opportunities in the borough for disabled people to be able to take part in physical activities. Disability sport welcome new members.

Developing inclusive play and leisure for disabled children and young people

Barnardo’s - Let’s Play Together   Opens new window

KIDS: Strategies for Inclusion   Opens new window

KIDS: Making your playday inclusive - checklist   Opens new window

Mencap - Playday: Your guide to holding an inclusive event   Opens new window

Children’s Play Information Service - Inclusive play factsheet   Opens new window

Resources for supporting inclusion of children and young people into sporting activities

Activity Alliance Disability and Activity Survey

Statistics continue to show disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people. The Activity Alliance - Disability Inclusion Sport report helps readers to understand the motivations, barriers and scope for improvement in more detail.


Information for providers on keeping children safe during community activities, after-school clubs, sports training, tuition and other Out of School settings

Keeping children safe - non-statutory guidance for providers running Out of School settings

Keeping children safe in Out of School settings