Parents

If you would like to recommend your child for a holiday with the Newman Holiday Trust, please contact us via our Contact us page.

(For dates and venues of this year's holidays, please visit our holidays page.)

Have a look through the rest of the website to find out more about what we do. Within our children’s section there is a list of frequently asked questions – it’s obviously designed for children but it will give you an idea of what things would be like from their point of view!

The Newman Holiday Trust is an entirely voluntary organisation. All volunteers are fully checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (or Scottish Disclosure) before the holiday begins, and full training is delivered before the children arrive.

On each holiday there is a qualified nurse who gives children their regular medicines and is on hand for any emergencies.

Many of our volunteers are experienced helpers and several work in related careers such as medicine, education or social care.

If your child were selected to come on one of our holidays, the Holiday Organiser would pay you a visit, to find out more about your child’s needs and answer any questions you or your child might have.

It is natural for parents to feel anxious when their child goes away, perhaps for the first time. But for the overwhelming majority of children the holiday is a fantastic experience, during which they have great fun, make new friends, try new experiences, learn new skills and develop much-needed independence. And the vast majority of parents and families tell us that they had a wonderful time too!

[If you would like any information in another language, please contact us. For translation of any pages on this website, please use the Google Translate box at the top of the page. Click on "Select Language".]

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