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Short Breaks Service


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Imago delivers two innovative programmes for our Short Breaks Service for disabled children and young people in Kent


  • Imago Youth Cafes run fortnightly in each district for 8 – 15 year olds.  These Cafes run after school during term time with a number of school holiday activity days also available.   All sessions are fun learning opportunities, focusing on building confidence, participation, life skills and independence.


  • Imago Saturday Club, for an older age group (15 – 19 years), offer monthly clubs as well as a number of school holiday activity days. Sessions focus on transition and progression by providing young people with activities that use local community facilities.


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Eligibility Criteria


These activities have been funded by KCC Disabled Children’s Services for those children & young people who

  • Are under 19yrs of age
  • Are residents of Kent (in that their parents/ legal guardians pay their Council Tax to KCC)
  • Have a disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of activities generally provided for others of the same age.


Children & young people whose disability is mild to moderate as set out in KCC Disabled Children & Young Peoples Service – Eligibility Criteria which can be found at


Ultimately, suitability for activities will be assessed using IMAGO’s Dependency Rating Tool which is established through a detailed online questionnaire, and then scored. This tool is available on request


Ofsted Information


Registration Number: 1229765

Date of Registration: 11/03/2016

Registered Manager: Sarah Warner

Responsible Individual: Ashley Giles, Short Breaks Manager

Please click here for the Certificate of registration 

Imago’s Shorts Breaks Service for disabled children and young people was inspected for the first time in 2016 by Ofsted. We "secured good in all areas".

We were re-inspected in 2020 and "secured good in all areas".

This report can be viewed on the Ofsted website