Short Breaks

GETTING A SHORT BREAK

What to Expect at an Assessment

Undergoing an assessment of your child and family’s needs by social services.

Family Information Service

To see what shorts breaks are available to you, contact here.

SENDirect

To see short breaks available to you in your area, contact here.

Shared Care Scotland

Families in Scotland can look for short breaks services here.

IMPROVING SHORT BREAKS SERVICES

Parent Carer Forums

Supporting parent carer forums that are working with their local authority, commissioners and providers to improve short breaks provision in the local area.

More about Improving Short Breaks Services

RELATED INFORMATION

Short breaks – Help for You and your Family to take a Break

Download this information as a printable factsheet.

Local Authority Duties to Provide Short Breaks

Find out about the law and local authority duties to provide short breaks.

Services and Support from your Local Authority 

Parental guide.

Wherever you live in the UK, you can call the freephone helpline (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm) on 0808 808 3555, ask a question by emailing helpline@contact.org.uk or post a query on the Facebook page.