For children to attend any of our activities a referral form must be completed and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with parental consent can make a referral.
The referral includes a risk assessment which must be completed in order to ensure the safety of all children at our activities.
- Click here to download the referral form for the Monthly Activity Days.
- Click here to download the referral form for the Residential Camps.
Please note there is a charge of £350 for a place at a residential camp. We require a deposit of £100 to secure a place initially once the referral has been accepted. There is a £20 fee for attendance at the Monthly Activity Days. Our Buddying Scheme also costs £20. Other events, including those on our Creative Connections programme are subject to specific charges depending on how far we are able to subsidise the activities.
Before completing the referral form, please read and consider the information below:
We want to ensure all children benefit from this experience and request that all referring social workers share any significant information to ascertain suitability for Siblings Together camps and activities. Where there are concerns around challenging behaviour we will need to discuss this to establish suitability for our activities. We are unable to consider referrals for children and young people known to be violent towards others or who are high risk to other children or staff.
It is important to book early to secure a place on our camps and other holiday activities. We ask that all paperwork is forwarded at least one month before the event to ensure we have all appropriate and relevant documentation safely in advance.
As we are a small charity, we ask the referrer to organise and fund the transport. We are unable to assist with transportation to and from an activity day or camp.
In an emergency you will be called upon, possibly to collect a child if necessary. Camps which are long distances from home e.g. 2-3hrs will require very careful consideration for each child.
For camps any medical issues or personal care needs must be very carefully considered in order to establish the suitability of our team to support the young person’s requirements. We would be happy for your staff to accompany young people at camp if necessary. All staff must hold a current enhanced DBS certificate and will be asked to provide evidence of this.
It is essential that all carers and social workers discuss the planning and preparation process very carefully with the young people themselves. It is important to ascertain their feeling on these issues, for best preparation. This can be achieved through open discussion and careful planning.
Encompassed in our efforts to reunite siblings, we recognise it is not possible for all siblings to live together under the same roof. For camps it is essential to be very clear with young people about expectations of the trip with their siblings. We do not intend to encourage fantasies or illusions as to what the camp experience can offer.