Short Breaks Consultation

Short Breaks Service Statement 2017–2018

The consultation closes on 9 March 2018.

Warrington Borough Council is reviewing its Short Breaks Statement, which sets out how we provide parents/carers with breaks from caring.

The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011* placed a requirement for all local authorities, including Warrington Borough Council, to produce a statement explaining what ‘short break services’ are available to disabled children and their families, and how they could access them.

The council has to publish the statement online, and review it periodically to ensure that information is updated whenever services change or new ones are developed. It is important that the council listens and responds to the views of children, parents, carers and professionals.

Our statement sets out the range of Short Breaks Services and support available in Warrington to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families. It also explains what a short break is, who can access them and how.

The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 requires local authorities to:

  • provide a Short Breaks Service to carers of disabled children to help people who provide care for their children at home;prepare and keep under review the ‘Local Offer’ of services; and
  • have regard to the views of carers in their area.

*More information on the Regulations can be found at

The draft Short Breaks Statement is a consultation document. We would like you to read it and then complete a short questionnaire.  The council will then analyse all the responses and take them into account when finalising the Statement.

We value all your feedback and you can get involved in the following ways:

Your response will be confidential and the survey process complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you have any concerns or questions about the survey, require the questionnaire in another language or format including large print, Braille, audio or British Sign Language or simply require assistance in completing the form please call 01925 443322 and we will be happy to help.

The consultation closes on 9 March 2018.

Further information about short breaks for children with Disabilities can be found on My life Warrington or Ask Ollie website

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