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What is a Short Break?

What is a short break?

An opportunity for children and young people to take part in activities whilst giving parents/ carers a break from their caring responsibilities.

Families can apply for a short break if the child or young person has a diagnosed disability. ADHD as a sole diagnosis does not qualify.

Short Breaks CANNOT be used to replace childcare that enables parents to work.The short break must benefit the whole family, not just the child/young person.

You can find out about: 

  • Applying for a short break
  • What happens after the application¬†
  • Where short breaks are available and much more by clicking here

Who to contact

Contact Name
Disabled Childrens Team
Telephone
E-mail
shortbreaksECS@barnsley.gov.uk
Last updated on 22/01/2020
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