The government has released new guidelines for physical activities in disabled children
The government has announce that disabled children and young people are to be supported more with new physical active guidelines. These new guidelines include, undertaking 120 - 180 minutes of aerobic physical activity per week at a moderate to vigorous intensity and this can be achieved in a range of different ways. This can be 20 minutes per day or 40 minutes 3 times a week.
Completing strength and balance activities 3 times a week which are beneficial for muscle strength and motor skills. Examples include yoga, indoor wall climbing, and modified sports such as basketball or football.
This guidance has been put in place to support children's physical and mental health throughout their lives. This research has been undertaken by Durham University, University of Bristol and Disabilities Rights UK.
This evidence can be beneficial for disabled and non-disabled children.
Since 2013 the Department for Education has funded a series of grant programmes to increase and improve access to physical education, school sport and physical activity for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
This includes The Inclusion 2024 which is helping students with SEND engage more in school sport, backed £300,000 of government funding.
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