The impacts of short break provision on disabled children and families: an international literature review

There are widespread assumptions about the potentially beneficial impact of short breaks on family carers and disabled children, including reduced carer stress and an increased capacity for family carers to continue caring, and increased child enjoyment of a wider range of social opportunities. This review aims to systematically evaluate the existing international research evidence concerning the impact of short breaks, to determine where there is robust evidence for the impact of short breaks on families with a disabled child and where more evidence is needed.

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Author: 
Janet Robertson
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Chris Hatton
Author: 
Eric Emerson et al
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Department for Children, Schools and Families
Published: 
2010
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