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Short breaks for disabled children, young people and their families

Short breaks are services which give disabled children fun and enjoyable opportunities and activities  away from their main carers, giving their parents and/or carers a break - sometimes called respite.

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Short breaks duty

As part of the short break duty every local authority - including Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) - must produce a short breaks services statement to help families understand: 

Cambridgeshire County Council Short Breaks Duty Statement


Useful information

Disabled Children's Social Care Service leaflet from Cambridgeshire County Council