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