The Council for Disabled has relaunched its suite of
free materials on the Short Breaks Statutory
Guidance and the duty to provide short breaks.
The materials will be of particular interest to both local
authorities and voluntary sector short breaks providers.
New materials available:
Two new materials have been launched as part of
this package. They are a set of model short breaks care plans
and the short breaks capital grant determination for 2012-13.
Other items includes in this suite include:
- A presentation and paper explaining the duty to
provide short breaks
- A set of frequently asked questions about the short breaks
guidance, including information on assessments and the role of
- A series of case studies looking at accommodation for disabled
children using short breaks
These materials can be downloaded free of charge from the resources section of the
More information on these materials
The materials are developed by the Council for Disabled
Children in partnership with the Department for
Education, Together for Disabled Children and Contact a Family.
They are based on a series of regional events held last
year to disseminate information on the new duties on local
authorities relating to short breaks.
Our partner organisations' work on short breaks
- The Every Disabled Child Matters campaign, hosted by CDC, is continuing to
monitor the impact of the Short Break Duty, including the use
of eligibility criteria by local authorities.
- Impact, a partnership
between Serco (formerly Together for Disabled Children) and Short
Breaks Network, are the Department for Education delivery partner
helping local authorities deliver their legal obligations to
provide short breaks for disabled children.