Short breaks for disabled children

A short break gives a child or young person with a disability the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing.

Families in turn get a break from their caring responsibilities.

Find out what a short break is, who can access them and when.

More about short breaks for disabled children

Short Breaks Statement

We listen to the views of disabled young people and work closely with parents and carers to ensure our services meet their needs. 

As part of this we must also publish a Short Breaks Statement so that families know:

  • The range of short breaks available.
  • How these services can be accessed.
  • How the services will meet the needs of families with disabled children.
  • The eligibility criteria.

Read our Short Breaks Statement