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Short Breaks

Short breaks services

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Here you can find information about the range of short breaks available in the local area for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities including mainstream and specialist activities. 

Short break services (also sometimes known as respite) aim to give:

  • children or young people with special educational needs and disabilities the opportunity to spend time away from their parents/carers having enjoyable experiences and developing their independence in new environments.
  • parents/carers a regular, planned break from the responsibilities of caring for their children and time to recharge their batteries.

Short breaks services statement

There is a duty on Local Authorities to provide a range of short break services for disabled children, young people and their families.

As part of this duty, Councils are required to produce a short breaks statement so that families know which short breaks are available to them in the local area and how to access them.

The latest statement can be accessed under the 'Useful Documents' to the right of the page.

Short breaks services provided through the RBWM's Children and Young People Disability Service

There are a range of short breaks for children and young people aged 0-18 including:

Referral for Short Break Services is through the Early Help and  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).  See the referral section below for details.

Families who are receiving ongoing services from the Children and Young People Disability Service can contact the service directly on 01628 685878 or email CYPDS@achievingforchildren.org.uk 

 

How to search for information:

  • Use the purple 'view all Short Break Services' box on the right to see all services in this category and then narrow your results, for example by filtering by age or location or
  • Use the 'search for specific information' toolbar at the top of the page and enter a keyword if you know the name of the service you are looking for.
  • Click on one of the quick links below.

 

Contact:

  • You can also contact the Children and Young People Disability Service for further information on short breaks on 01628 685878 or email CYPDS@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

Useful links on the Local Offer 

  • Also see the leisure section of the Local Offer to see the range of activities available in the local area from both mainstream and specialist services

Click below to view all Short Breaks Local Offer services:

Or narrow the results by selecting one of the age groups below: