Statutory guidance

Short breaks for disabled children

Statutory guidance about providing short breaks for disabled children to improve their welfare and quality of life.

Document

Short breaks: safeguarding the welfare of disabled children

Details

This statutory guidance is for:

  • local authorities

It applies to:

  • directors of children’s services
  • managers of services for looked-after children including:
    • private providers
    • voluntary providers
    • public sector providers
  • commissioners of services for looked-after children and disabled children
  • social workers
  • families of disabled children

The guidance explains the duties of local authorities in relation to the provision of short breaks for disabled children in order to improve their welfare.