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Scope – Sessional Workers to Support Your Child in an Activity

Have you ever felt reluctant to send your child to an activity?  Did you worry they wouldn’t cope, or have their needs met? 

If the answer is yes, then we could help them to be included. We’ll send one of our Sessional Inclusion Workers to attend with your child and at the same time work with the group, to make sure the group continue the support once the Sessional Worker withdraws. 

What is a sessional worker? 

Our team of sessional workers are deployed across Leeds to provide inclusive support for school aged children and young people with SEN and disabilities.  

The support is on a short-term basis and compliments the team at Activities for All in developing the practice of the group so the young person can continue after the support is withdrawn.  

The children must want to access mainstream (universal) local play & leisure activities for example, Scouts, youth clubs, sports, arts & craft clubs etc. The activities can be up to 2 hours long on a weekly basis.    

We will ensure they feel welcome and they are supported with the sessional worker ‘bridging the gap’ between the young person and the setting.    

We will ensure universal local play & leisure activities are given the support they need to develop their inclusive practice and accessibility, and they take ownership of providing support to all children in their setting.   

How do I apply?  

1.       Identify the activity e.g. Brownies, dance classes, football, Cubs etc.  

2.       Email  leedsplaypartners@scope.org.uk for a referral form

3.       We will then match your child to an available sessional worker 

4.        They will contact you to get to know your child  

5.       After 3-4 sessions we will assess the activity and work towards a withdrawal plan supporting the group with our Scope Inclusive Activity Award  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.   

leedsplaypartners@scope.org.uk

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