Short breaks give children and young people with SEND a chance to enjoy new activities, have fun and make new friends. They also give parents and carers a break from their caring responsibilities.
A short break can take place after school, at the weekend, during school holidays or overnight. A short break can also be an activity for a few hours e.g. at a leisure centre. Some short break activities are free to use whilst others charge. A reduced cost may be available for families on low incomes.
All children and young people with SEND should be able to access short break activities and opportunities which are happening in their local area.