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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 Breaks statement to inform parents and carers about short breaks.

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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

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