Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Questions to ask an activity provider if your child has additional needs

If your child has additional needs or a disability, you may need to check the support arrangements in place at an activity provider.

Questions you could ask, depending on your child’s additional needs, include:

  • how will you manage if my child doesn’t communicate with speech?
  • are you able to provide one to one support?
  • my child needs help with personal care. Are you able to accommodate this, with appropriately trained staff and facilities?
  • sometimes my child needs to take time out. How will you accommodate this safely?
  • what strategies are in place to support children who display challenging behaviours?
  • how do you ensure that children in your sessions understand what they should be doing and what is expected of them?
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