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Consulting parents of disabled children about childcare

As a result of our childcare sufficiency assessment 2007, we found that parents of disabled children are less likely to be satisfied with the level of childcare that they access. We surveyed these parents to understand their childcare issues, their information needs, and any gaps in service provision. We found that there is a need for:

  • more specialist holiday playschemes, covering all school holidays
  • inclusive and specialist local after school clubs, with appropriate arranged transport, facilities and resources
  • more access to short break services such as care in the home (Family Link), buddy schemes and overnight respite
  • activity based and sports based schemes
  • inclusive and specialist youth clubs.

For the full report download the consulting parents of disabled children 2008/09 pdf.

Files available to download

  • Consulting parents of disabled children 2008/09 (976.1 KB)
    This report outlines the findings of the survey sent to parents of disabled children, which seeks to understand their childcare issues, information needs and any gaps in service provision.
  • Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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