Short break statement
The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations (2011) placed a duty on local authorities to provide short breaks for disabled children, young people and their families.
The regulations also say that the local authority must produce a short break statement to inform parents and carers about short breaks.
This statement must include:
- the range of short break services available
- the criteria by which eligibility for services will be assessed
- how the range of services is designed to meet the needs of families with disabled children in their area