This is a series of briefing papers produced to help local authorities, providers and families work together to improve the range and quality of short breaks for disabled children.
The Centre for Disability Research at Lancaster University (CeDR) and National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) were commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2009 to evaluate the impact of the short breaks Pathfinder initiative. The full reports were published in 2010 and 2011 and are available on the DfE Publications website. The evaluation identified some key issues that needed particular attention. DfE asked NDTi and CeDR to produce four Briefing Papers as short summaries of the key actions that the research evidence indicates should be taken by local authorities, providers and families in order to improve short breaks provision and the experiences of children, young people and families. This series of briefing papers was produced to help local authorities, providers and families work together to improve the range and quality of short breaks for disabled children.
This pack contains all four Briefing Papers
Briefing Paper No. 1 – Commissioning
Briefing Paper No. 2 – The Range of Short Breaks
Briefing Paper No. 3 – Family Participation
Briefing Paper No. 4 – Personalised Funding