School Holiday / After School Clubs

These are national organisations that provide school holiday or after school clubs for children with SEND. There are many more smaller organisations that provide these clubs on a local basis.


Support charity for vulnerable children and their families / carers

Is a national charity that provides support and advice to vulnerable children, their families and carers. Their website has a search function to find support in your local area. They also offer short breaks (respite care) for children with disabilities.

Children's Trust

Support charity for children with acquired brain injury

Is a national charity that provides help and support for children with acquired brain injury (ie that they were not born with). At their headquarters in Surrey they have a special school, residential rehabilitation centre and they offer affected children short breaks and camps and clubs during the school holidays.


Charity providing variety of support for disabled young people and their families

KIDS is a national charity, founded in 1970, that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England. At various locations across England they offer play schemes, after school clubs and respite breaks. In London they operate four adventure playgrounds and they also have an accessible static caravan available for holidays in the Cotsworlds and a beach hut on Hayling Island.

Their website has a variety of information available on it and they also provide mediation services to approximately 50 local authorities.


Various support across the UK including nurseries, activity clubs, days out, play schemes etc

Offer a number of disability services across the UK including short break play schemes for children aged 5-11, short break activity youth clubs for young people aged 12-18, rebound therapy, nurseries, preschools and various other activities. To find your local YMCA in England and Wales and see what they offer:

In Scotland:

And in Ireland / Northern Ireland: