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Interim Statement regarding Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People

Nottinghamshire County Council has a statutory duty to provide Short Breaks.

Short Breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. The prime purpose is to enable disabled children to have access to fun activities, to meet friends and have experiences outside of school that are similar to non-disabled children. Parents and carers get time to rest or to do other activities they value.

Short Breaks include day, evening, overnight or weekend activities and take place in the child’s own home, a community setting, the home of an approved carer, or a residential unit which could be provided by health, the local authority or an independent provider.

A copy of the County Council's current statement on short breaks provision can be found under the "Downloads" section on the right hand side of this web page.

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