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Short Breaks (Respite)

Flying High Playscheme

Temporary Changes to the Achieving for Children Short Breaks for RBWM

AfC RBWM’s Children and Young People Disability Service provides the Flying High specialist playscheme during the school holidays for children and young people aged 5 years (first September after their fifth birthday) - 17 yrs 11 months with special educational needs and disabilities.  Flying High is for children and young people who may find it difficult to attend a mainstream playscheme.

The playscheme offers a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, street dance sessions, cooking, swimming and a sensory room and off site trips to local centres including Camp Mohawk, Legoland and Thames Valley Adventure Playground.  

Flying High runs in each of the school holidays including half terms.  Half day sessions and full days sessions are available.  Dates and times of the playscheme are sent to parents/carers directly before each playscheme. Families need to book prior to each school holiday.

Here are some of the things young people at Flying High wanted to say to people thinking about coming to the group.....

You should go, you’ll enjoy it
Flying High is ecstatic
Come to Flying High -it’s amazing
Come and join us
Come to Flying High, it’s fun

Who to contact: Children and Young People Disability Service 

Manor Green School (when on site). Also range of off site venues
Elizabeth Hawkes Way
Maidenhead Berkshire
Session Information: 
Full day when on site 9.00-4.00.
Half day 9.00-12.00 or 1.00-4.00.
Trips off site: 10-3.30
Cost: £25 per day or £12.50 per half day 

Manor Green School is a special school which is fully accessible and has specialist equipment such as a sensory room and hydrotherapy pool. 

Staff working with the children and young people support children with complex needs by having one to one training with the Community Nursing Team on individual medical care plans including epilepsy, anaphylaxis and gastrostomy feeding.

Staff also have access to training in alternative communication methods such as Makaton, PECs and communication books to enable them to work with children and young people with limited or no verbal communication.

If you would like to make a new referral for short break services, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Early Help Hub. Further information and request forms for the MASH are available on the RBWM Safeguarding Partnership - Early Help and Prevention section
Families who are receiving ongoing services from the Children and Young People Disability Service can contact the service directly. 

All staff within the Children and Young People Disability Service have an enhanced DBS (previously known as CRB) check. All staff also undertake targeted safeguarding children training, which is updated on a regular basis. 
Risk assessments are also carried out for Flying High activities.