Holiday Activity Provision for Disabled Children and Young People in Scotland: National Consultation
The surveys will be open for four week until Friday 08 November 2019.

Shared Care Scotland and Simon Jaquet Consultancy are launching three national surveys to research the scale, nature, and delivery of holiday activity provision for disabled children and young people across Scotland. This work will support future efforts to improve policy, practice, and the targeting of resources.

The surveys will explore:

  • The variety and quantity of holiday activities available to disabled children and young people.
  • Other leisure and recreation activities experienced by children and young people, and their preferences for future activities.
  • The experiences of parent carers and the associated challenges in accessing suitable holiday activities for their children.
  • Practical solutions that could help overcome the challenges identified and improve quality, choice and the availability of holiday activities.

Preliminary research in six Scottish local authorities, commissioned by Shared Care Scotland, has confirmed that disabled children struggle to get the fun, social contact, and informal learning that their non-disabled peers get during holiday periods.

The surveys will be open for four week until Friday 08 November 2019.

Both these surveys are on our Consultations page or download from here:-

SURVEY 1 – Disabled Children and Young People aged 5 to 18 – Click here for this survey

SURVEY 2 –  Parent Carers – Click here for this survey

SURVEY 3 – Professionals, Support Agencies, Service Providers – Click here for this survey

This survey will seek to understand how support agencies and local service providers attempt to offer activities, programmes, and support to families for disabled children and young people.