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.Person:Holidays, Play and Leisure (‘Contact’, March 2017)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Council for Disabled Children - Factsheet #6 - Developing a supportive environment
- Activity Alliance - Using the STEP tool to adapt activities
- The Sensory Trust - Resources and guidance for making your environment inclusive
- The Sensory Trust - Inclusive Play booklet
- Family and Childcare Trust - A guide to inclusive childcare for childcare providers
- Disability Matters - Free resources to support the training of your workforce to make your activity more inclusive
- Makaton – free resources to support you with learning Makaton signing
- The Play Doctors: Disability Awareness Sheets
- RNIB: Inclusive Playground Games for Children with Visual impairments
- The Activity Alliance – The Inclusion Club Hub: Audit Tool and Resources
- UK Coaching – Free resources to support you to adapt sessions to prioritise inclusion
- Get Set to Go – Delivering a sport and physical activity service: A Tool for Mental Health providers
Resources for supporting inclusion of children and young people into sporting activities
- Youth Sports Trust - Top tips to support you to include children and young people with SEND
- Youth Sports Trust - Understanding autism and sharing strategies
- UK Coaching - A range of useful resources to support inclusion
- Activity Alliance - A range of resources to help engage disabled people in sport
- Wheelpower - Resources to support wheelchair users into sport activities
- CP Sport - Resources to support you to understand more about cerebral palsy and their inclusion on sporting activities
- National Autistic Society - Practical strategies to implement in your delivery of sport and physical activity when working with autistic people
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