KIDS – Rachel Madocks – Havant and Waterlooville
We have themed planning each month with a wide variety of activities. There is also use of a sensory studio, cooking room, soft play and extensive outside space.
Who to contact
Where to go
- KIDS – Rachel Madocks – Havant and Waterlooville
Rachel Madocks School,
- PO8 9XP
- Sensory adaptations, Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Soft play, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking
- • Afterschool club is £10 per session • Saturday clubs are £20 per session. • Holidays are priced £20-£25
The service consists of an after school club (Wednesday and Thursday), Saturdays fun club (alternate Saturdays, term time only) and a holiday play scheme. More information on these services can be found on the KIDS website
The after school club offers a wide range of opportunities for young people aged 10-19 and Saturdays are for ages 4-19 in a safe and secure environment. We have access to a soft play, sports equipment, kitchen, bikes/go karts and a lovely, accessible outside space which has swings, slides and lots of other play equipment. We regularly do cooking activities that offer opportunities for young people to develop life skills by making simple lunches and snacks.
During the play scheme we offer a mixture of onsite and offsite activities. Most trips are half day trips as we have recognised that this works best for the families and young people respond better to these days, examples of trips are country parks, swimming, cinema, local parks, farms and other attractions within the local community. Onsite days often include workshops or visitors such as DJ workshops, magic sessions and sensory story telling.
We place a major importance on young person led sessions and empower the young people to make choices about how they want to spend their time at KIDS club.
- Contact Name
- Raine Thompsell
- Contact Telephone
- 01329 312 312
- Contact Email
- What does your service do?
The service consists of an afterschool club (Wednesday and Thursday), Saturdays fun club (alternate Saturdays, term time only) and a holiday play scheme. More information on these services can be found on the [http://www.kids.org.uk/Event/rachel-madocks-extended-services KIDS website] The afterschool club offers a wide range of opportunities for young people in a safe and secure environment. We have access to a sensory studio, soft play, sports equipment, kitchen, bikes/go karts and a lovely, accessible outside space which has swings, slides and lots of other play equipment. We regularly do cooking activities that offer opportunities for young people to develop life skills by making simple lunches and snacks. During the play scheme we offer a mixture of onsite and offsite days. Examples of trips include Theme parks, horse riding, zoo’s/farms, bowling and activity centres. Onsite days often include workshops or visitors such as DJ workshops, magic sessions and sensory story telling. We place a major importance on young person led sessions and empower the young people to make choices about how they want to spend their time at KIDS club. If after discussions the scheme is not deemed to be the most appropriate setting we can signpost to alternative services where possible.
- Who does your service provide for?
The service is open to young people aged 4-19 who have a disability, additional needs and need support to participate fully in play and leisure activities. You must live in or be in education within Hampshire. All attendees must have or be applying for a Gateway Card. This can be applied for [http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/specialneeds/shortbreaks/gatewaycard.htm here] The services can support young people with a wide range of needs, this includes young people with ASD, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, wheelchair users and medical needs though this is not an exhaustive list. We can offer 1:1 support where needed with a minimum ratio of 1:5 onsite and 1:3 offsite. If a young person requires higher than 1:1 support then this can be discussed at the time of enquiry. Group sizes vary but typically range from 10-18 people per session
- How can I start using the service?
OurReferrals are usually made by the parent/carer but can come from other professionals. This can include Social Services, health care workers and teachers. Referrals need to be submitted to the KIDS Senior Practitioner. A portfolio form will need to be completed and a risk assessment – this gives us the information we would need to support the young person’s individual needs. The form can be sent out by post or via email and a home visits arranged. Young people are unable to begin attending the club prior to the completion of this form. * Afterschool club is £5.50 per session * Saturday clubs are £9.00 per session. * Holidays are priced £12.50 - £15.00 An invoice would be sent out for this fee – payable via cash, card, bacs, and cheque. We do offer a hardship scheme which can be discussed at any time and is considered on an individual basis. We do not currently operate a waiting list but there may be a delay in starting if sessions are already full. If sessions are full then a cancellation list is operated. We try to offer sessions to young people on a fair allocation system to ensure that everyone is able to access the service.
- Where is it located and what areas does it cover?
The club runs from Rachel Madocks school with services mainly supporting children in the Havant and Waterlooville areas however any disabled child within Hampshire can access if they hold a Gateway card and the club is suitable for them. All venue information is given on booking forms.
- How are decisions made about who can use your service?
Access to these services are based on children being with in the 4-19 years age bracket and either be living in or in education in Hampshire. We will discuss the suitability of the service with you as part of the referral process to ensure that the staff team can meet the care and support needs. Once a young person is on the books for the service they will receive information on upcoming trips and activities in a timely manner. Spaces can be booked by phone/email/text/in person. Once the allotted spaces are filled we operate a cancellation list
- How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?
As a service we value feedback and young people’s input very highly. We encourage all young people to put their ideas/opinions across. The staff team have knowledge of Makaton/PECS and are able to present information in these formats if needed. At the end of every session young people complete a general observation; this gives them the opportunity to communicate what they have done during the session, what they have liked/not liked. The form is presented in an accessible format and staff assist young people to complete them at a level the young person feels comfortable with. Planning is completed monthly with each month having a different theme. It is completed around the likes of the group and we actively involve young people by asking their opinions, staff observing what young people enjoy and using feedback from parents/carers. Parent/carers feedback are sent feedback form twice a year to enable them to voice ideas/feedback on the scheme. We also hold a termly ‘parent forum’ at our Fareham centre and invite all KIDS parents and carers to come along for coffee and a chat about how we can improve our services and better meet the needs of families.
- Is your service fully accessible?
The services run from Rachel Madocks School, this is a school for young people with sensory and learning disabilities. The site is secure and accessible throughout. There are a number of accessible bathrooms with hoist and changing facilities. The school has accessible play equipment (swing and roundabout) which we have access to. The kitchen has height adjustable tables to enable wheelchair users to access the facilities. We have access to a number of quiet rooms within the school which young people can use if they need a bit of time out or space to relax. There are signs throughout the school in symbol form which enable young people to find their way around/find information. Prior to any trip we check the accessibility of the venue and complete a risk assessment. If we are unsure of any elements around accessibility of a trip for your child then we will contact you to discuss this
- What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?
KIDS has its own unique e-Learning programme (used by approximately 25 local authorities). Levels 1 and 2 are mandatory for all workers. Level 4 courses need to be undertaken in order to work with children that have specific conditions: 1 Introduction to working with disabled children and young people 1 Your legal responsibilities when working with disabled children and young people 1 Child protection 2 Understanding your role and responsibilities 2 Personal care 2 Communicating with children and young people 2 Developing relationships with children and young people 2 First Aid 2 Health and safety 2 Understanding and managing risk 4 Makaton 4 Medication and medical care: children and young people with multiple health requirements 4 Working with disabled young people 14+ 4 PECS 4 British Sign Language New workers shadow experienced staff and we offer a rolling training programme on areas such as first aid, administration of medication, epilepsy, manual handling, Team Teach, safeguarding and Makaton which supplements our e-Learning. We can also attend to any additional training which may be required for us to support a young person’s specific needs.
- How will I know my child is safe?
Prior to a child / young person accessing the service a thorough portfolio form is completed. This gives us all of the relevant information to enable us to safely support the individual needs of the child / young person. All KIDS staff and volunteers undergo a robust recruitment process and an enhanced DBS check. References are verified prior to commencing work and staff then undertake a full induction programme. Regular staff training ensures that staff adhere to best practice at all times in accordance with the legal and regulatory environment and KIDS policies and procedures. All activities and venues are risk assessed and checked by a KIDS manager/co-ordinator. The scheme is OFSTED registered and all inspection reports can be found on their website.
- Which of the following applies to your setting?
- What communication methods are you familiar with?
Signs and symbols
- Does your service include children and young people with:
Signs and symbols
- Who can I contact for further information?
Your first point of contact for the service will be our KIDS Senior Practitioner. Contact details are: Tel: 01329 242950 / 07827 989317 Email: [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com] or [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com] We will be able to give information on the service, start the referral process and answer any queries/concerns you may have regarding suitability. If you have any queries that cannot be answered by club staff and would like to speak to the co-ordinator or manager of the service then you can do so by using the following contact details: Sharon Barr – Service Manager - Tel: 01329 312312. Email: [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com] Aisia Howard – Service Co-ordinator - Tel: 01329 242962. Email:[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com]