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Caudwell Children are proud to deliver Short break activities for young people and their families in partnerships with Staffordshire County Council Aiming High for any child with a disability who lives in Staffordshire aged 8-18.

The Purple Explorers activity clubs are based on encouraging curiosity and exploration of their world.

Our Short Breaks are unique in that all Children will be offered the opportunity to sign up to ASDAN so that they can achieve ASDAN awards whilst they have fun and develop friendships.

Booking Information

To book on please phone  0300 111 8007 (Option 2 and then Option 5)

For the dates of the sessions each month. Please see Staffordshire Connects website:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer – Search Results | Staffordshire Connects

If you would like more information, please email

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Before you attend your first Short Break

What to expect when you sign up through Aiming High to receive support from us.

1) We will contact you to complete an initial assessment to check that we have a good understanding of your child’s needs. We will ask you for a copy of your child’s EHC Plan as well so that we can see how we can support your child to achieve their outcomes.

We will ask you for information about things that are really important to your child and what best support looks like and we will develop a short one page profile with you that we will be able to share with our staff and volunteers. This will ensure that your child is receiving a person centred approach to their support whilst they are at the short break.

2) We will contact you after 6 months and review the information we have about your child and we will check to see if we are helping your child to meet their outcomes.

3) After 12 months, we will do a more detailed review with you to see how the last 12 months have gone and we will work with you and your child to develop new outcomes or continue to work on the same ones.

Weekend Activities

Tamworth: St Peters Church, Hawksworth, Tamworth, Staffs, B77 2HH

Burton: Queen Street Community Centre, Queen Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 3LW

Cannock: Cheslyn Hay Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Nr. Cannock, WS6 7HP

Stafford: Brocton Village Hall, Oldacre Lane, Brocton, Stafford, ST17 0TW

Newcastle: Caudwell International Children’s Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 5NT

Lichfield: Whittington Village Hall, 4-6 Langton Crescent, Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9LR

Moorlands: Westwood First School, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs, ST13 8DL

For the dates of the sessions each month. Please see Staffordshire Connects.

To book on please phone 0300 111 8007 (Option 2 and then Option 5)


Who delivers the clubs?

Our trained team of Caudwell Children staff and volunteers facilitate short break activities across Staffordshire.

How long do the clubs last?

The length of our Short Breaks activity clubs can vary, but usually they last about 3 hours.

Which days are the sessions held?

Short Breaks Activity Clubs are held on Saturday/Sunday mornings and afternoons.

Where do I sign up?

You can sign up to a Short Breaks session by completing a register your interest form or calling  0300 111 8007 (Option 5).

ASDAN LifeSkills Challenge

ASDAN LifeSkills is a virtual program that provides learners with a wide-range of exciting challenges.

The challenges promote a variety of different skills and cover a wide range of different topics – they are usually about being able to do things and they can all be adapted to meet the individual needs of the children.

The programme includes a comprehensive set of challenges, such as personal finance, number handling, teamwork, and more.


Our official legal partners, Irwin Mitchell, provides access to medical care, rehabilitation and support to children with disability.

As a long-time supporter of Caudwell Children and families with disability, Irwin Mitchell has helped countless parents achieve the best possible outcome for their child. You can make a free, no-obligation enquiry with a member of their dedicated team of solicitors or read more about the services they provide: