Short Breaks Partnership resources

As part of the Short Breaks Partnership we're developing guidance on the importance of short breaks services for families and children.

Short Breaks Partnership

Action for Children is a partner in the Short Breaks Partnership a consortium made up of Contact a Family, the Council for Disabled Children and KIDS. As part of the National Prospectus Grants programme, we have received funding from the Department for Education to develop guidance on the importance of short breaks services for parent carer forums, children and young people, local authorities and commissioners and short breaks providers.

We know that short breaks services offer both a valuable lifeline for families, and give children and young people with additional needs and disabilities opportunities to enjoy different experiences, make friends and helps them to achieve their plans and ambitions in life.

Above are some examples of innovative practice and our first short breaks bulletin. 

For e-learning resources click here or download our accompanying guidance for short breaks providers here

KIDS have worked with young people to increase awareness of and access to short breaks. Their resources are available here.

Contact a Family have also produced a ‘Short Breaks Toolkit’ to support Parent Carer Forums when working with local authorities and health services in the development of short breaks services as well as 3 new short breaks fact sheets:


If you would like to know more or contribute in some way contact [email protected].


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