Children’s Services

Cura-Care’s short break service aims to give your child some quality time out, usually on fun activities, with our support staff, giving you a well deserved rest from your caring responsibilities.

We support children with learning & physical disabilities and those who are on the Autistic Spectrum.

We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission to provide personal care should your child need any help with this. We are also closely audited by DMBC as most Short Break support is organised through them.

We match our support workers closely with the needs of your child right from the start, so that you can be confident your child is with someone who, primarily, understands them and can connect with them in a wholesome way.

Our team are fully qualified and trained in many areas, and you can be assured that safety is upmost on our wish-list for your child. Your child’s smile is how we measure our success!Children's cares, Staff DBS Checked

As part of the short break offer for Doncaster, we organise some afterschool and weekend activities from time to time, maybe your child took part in our café experience or sensory music groups?

We recognise the importance of keeping your child safe while they are with us, and we do this by:

  • Regular training for staff in Safeguarding children
  • Staff meet 1:1 with managers monthly in a supervision session, safeguarding is on the agenda
  • Rigid reporting processes for staff
  • Robust management strategies for dealing with any safeguarding incidents
  • Continual contact with Doncaster’s Safeguarding Children Partnership
  • DBS checks for all staff
  • Risk assessments where children are known to take part in dangerous activities
  • Thorough recruitment checks of new staff
  • Team meetings frequently to share information and risk strategies
  • 2:1 support where children are known to need additional safety measures
  • and more…..

Cura-Care managers will always discuss our concerns with you unless we feel that by doing so, we will put a child at risk. So if you would like any further information about how we manage your child’s safety please talk to the management team by calling 01302 887222.

Child Sitting Service

Cura Care know how important it is to know that your child is safe when you need to leave them at home without you. So, in 2022 we launched a children’s sitting service. Our aim is to provide a safe and reliable option for parents who may otherwise not feel able to spend time alone away from the home. 

As out support team are trained in children’s safeguarding and many other aspects relating to children with special needs, they offer their time to support you when you need them. 

After an initial assessment, to verify we can safely manage your child, we match your family with a suitable support worker who would come to your home and spend as long as agreed looking after your child. We can also look after siblings (whether or not they have a special need).

Get in touch with us to discuss the service if you have an upcoming event or ‘do’ that you would like to attend child-free!

01302 887222


Parent Testimonials

“We like the break to spend time with our other children, also gives us a little time to enjoy a quiet cup of tea. Its been an amazing time with cura-care. My child loves his support and so do we!”


“I have been accessing the short break support for nearly 2 years now. Before it started i was at breaking point trying to deal with my daughters behaviour, which can be very challenging at times.

It came just at the right time for us as a family and was much needed. Not only do we get the much needed time out, it also gives me an opportunity to spend some quality time with my son. I love my short break support because the staff are so kind & caring and often go above and beyond to help us as a family.

My daughter has gained lots of new skills from the staff and she loves going out with them. She will even try new places now and new challenges which is something she never would have done before. She has grown in confidence and it’s lovely to see.

I am very thankful to all the staff at Cura-care for their amazing support and i appreciate every one of them.”

Louise C

“My son has made good progress just because K helped me understand that not always, i have to do everything for my son, eg: drinking and eating. Right now my son can hold a cup & drink himself”


“Our son looks forward to his carers coming, he likes them all. He has fun and is enjoying his independence away from Mum and Dad”

Parent A

“Cura-Care has a team of wonderful staff who look after my son. He has Autism and also challenging behaviour.  The staff are brilliant and can manage him very well in all his social and emotional needs.

He comes home feeling very happy and that is enough to show that he has had a wonderful day with his carers.

Thank you Cura-Care!”

Mrs Amin

“We love the short breaks that we have, my son G really looks forward to going out and about. he talks about his break all week, planning where to go and what to do. He enjoys choosing car, bus, train, tram also what he can get for his lunch, and of course his favourite bowling game in lots of different places.

G enjoys his friendships with his carers and asks about them often. As a family we have noticed how much G’s communication skills have improved and his independence from Mum & Dad has given him a huge confidence boost.

As parents, we get to do all the things we can’t do when we are caring for G including spending time with our other daughter and each other!”

Julie DLC

“I love my short break support because it means my son can access the community more often to help him build new relationships. It gives me a break and also an opportunity to spend time and do different activities with my other son. We all greatly benefit from this service. I wish we had accessed it sooner, especially with having Paige to support us who my son clearly adores and is a great asset to our family.”

Mrs Taylor

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Our team are qualified and trained in many areas, and you can be assured that safety is upmost on our wishlist for your child.


Working at Cura-Care is both rewarding yet challenging. The team have a mix of skills and experience, giving them a well rounded ability to provide safe and effective care for your child.

At times, they might have to think fast and take steps to intervene when your child is doing something risky, like climbing in the park, or running towards water! So they stay alert and observant at all times.

If something does go wrong, the team will always alert the managers, and we fully document incidents and risks to make sure we do everything possible to minimise any possible areas of danger.

If you would like to know more about what we do to keep our clients safe, get in touch with one of the managers who will be happy to talk to you on 01302 887222.