Short breaks are activities, outside of the home, for children with special educational needs and disabilities. They provide a break for both parents/carers and the child.
Children with SEN and disabilities benefit from opportunities to join in with new activities away from home that allow them to meet new friends, develop their independence and pursue further interests. This can of course also benefit families and carers giving them a little break from their caring responsibilities.
We have a wide range of activities and groups on offer throughout the borough, from mainstream to specialist activities.
We have a duty to provide short breaks services under the Children Act 1989 (Section 17) and Short Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations (April 2011).