Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play is a registered charity (1107392) which offers support to families by providing short breaks for their children and young people with learning and physical disabilities
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Activities & Services

BOSP services are open to all children and young people with any disability, aged 4 years onwards, who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

If you would like more information on how to access BOSP activities and services please telephone 01277 624300, email: or complete the on-line form on the CONTACT BOSP page and we will get back to you.

We can then discuss the needs of your child  or young person and organise a visit to one of our sessions. You will be asked to complete registration forms and an 'All About Me' form so we can ensure we meet your child's or young person's individual needs. For examples of these forms please click on the links below. You can print off and complete the forms before your visit, if you prefer.

Child & Young Person Registration Form (Word Format)
Child & Young Person Registration Form (PDF Format)
Child & Young Person All About Me Form (Word Format)
Child & Young Person All About Me Form (PDF Format)

Adult Registration Form (Word Format)
Adult Registration Form (PDF Format)
Adult All About Me Form (Word Format)
Adult All About Me Form (PDF Format)

Epilepsy Form (Word Format)
Epilepsy Form (PDF Format)

BOSP has a high staff ratio to ensure medical and behavioural needs can be met. At your initial visit we will discuss the level of support your child or young person requires. Many of our children and young people have individual care plans as they need a high level of care and support (1:1 or 2:1) from our Playworkers. Each child and young person is risk assessed so we can determine the support they need for hall based and Out & About activities.

BOSP is happy to accommodate the dietary needs of your child or young person. At most of our sessions a packed lunch is required, but on Out & About trips, where appropriate, lunch and spending money can be brought in.

Each activity session is overseen by a Supervisor. The Supervisor is responsible for the smooth running of the session. On arrival/collection you will be required to sign your child or young person in/out with the Supervisor and document any equipment or medication that needs to be given. If someone else is collecting your child or young person the Supervisor should be informed in advance. They will need to know your 'password' before they will be allowed to leave.

Booking Activities & Services

Parents and carers request BOSP sessions quarterly in advance, i.e. January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December. Towards the end of the previous quarter we will email the activity schedules for the next period. Parents and carers then decide which sessions they would like to request and reply to BOSP by the booking deadline. We then send out a confirmation of your allocated sessions. Session invoices are emailed at the beginning of each month. BOSP would prefer that payment is made directly into our bank account (please contact the BOSP office for account details) or you can pay by cheque (made payable to BOSP).

In line with the Governments move towards Personal Budgets, and to give greater flexibility, BOSP now offers Direct Purchase sessions.  If your child or young person does not receive all the grant funded dates that were requested and you would like to book additional sessions, in advance, to increase your short breaks, parents and carers now have the option of arranging additional sessions as a Direct Purchase.  Please note, if your child or young person requires greater support the Direct Purchase cost will increase.

18+ - Due to there being no statutory funding for adults, BOSP needs to increase the fees for sessions, following the young person's 18th birthday. Clubs that have non-statutory funding are offered at a reduced funded cost.

Cancelling Sessions/Illness

If you need to cancel your session you need to give at least 2 full working days notice by contacting the BOSP office so a credit can be applied. If your child or young person is unwell we ask that you do not bring them to a session. For sickness or diarrhoea they can attend BOSP 48 hours after symptoms disappear, for a high temperature please leave 24 hours after they feel better.

Child Protection/Safeguarding

At BOSP we believe that children have the right to be completely secure from both fear and reality of abuse and are committed to protecting all the children in our care from harm. Claire Setterfield (BOSP Services Manager) is the designated person who co-ordinates child protection issues. She is responsible for liaising with Social Services, the Area Child Protection Committee and Ofsted in any child protection matter. BOSP also has a designated Trustee who oversees child protection or safeguarding matters. If we believe a child or young person is in danger or at risk we will seek advice from or make a referral to Social Services. For a full copy of BOSP's Child Protection/Safeguarding policy please contact the BOSP office.

For more information about the different Services & Activities BOSP provides and their pricing structure, please click on the appropriate button on the right.