Referring a child

We work closely with schools, local authorities and child services to ensure we help as many disadvantaged children as possible.

Because we have developed strong relationships with these organisations, they understand who we can help, and we trust that the children they recommend are the most deserving.

Unfortunately, we cannot take recommendations directly from family members. If you know a child that would benefit from a respite break, speak to that child’s school or social worker about whether they can refer them.

If you work in a school or child services organisation and do not currently refer to us, please get in touch to find out how to refer a child.

Reaching the young people most in need

The donations received and funds raised by the charity go towards keeping the costs as low as possible for the Leeds children and schools who are most in need. Our work with schools connects young people to free residentials, activities, holidays, and respite.

Our Schools Partnership Scheme reserves bookings for schools from the most disadvantaged areas of the city. The scheme focuses on the children in Leeds most in need of respite and partner schools take priority, with charity funds going towards keeping the cost down.

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