KIDS and Mencap
 holiday childcare survey:   

we need your help!

We know that childcare is essential for families with
disabled children and young people, to allow parents and carers to work, to
give short breaks and to provide opportunities for children and young people to
socialise and have fun with their peers.

Some parents have contacted both KIDS and Mencap over the
summer holidays to talk about difficulties they have had accessing childcare
for their disabled children. This is not OK. We hope that this survey will help
us to find out what the picture is nationally for families with disabled
children and young people in relation to their access to holiday play and
childcare provision, and highlight any challenges that exist. We want families’
stories to be listened to and acted upon, and so once the results are
collected, KIDS and Mencap will be producing and publicising a short briefing
paper containing the main findings.


This survey contains a maximum of 25 questions, should take
5 -10 minutes to complete and can be accessed via the following methods:


  • Paper
    survey that we can send in the post.

  • Telephone
    interview. Please call 0207 359 3073 and ask to speak to Anna Route.

 Please complete the survey by October 7th

If you have any questions, please
contact Anna on 0207 359 3073 or

Many thanks in
advance for your help.