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Short Breaks

The Community Short Breaks provision matrix

Short breaks

The Short Breaks Provision Matrix sets out our offer to provide quality services fairly and equitably, minimising ensuring that resources are made available to children and families with the greatest need for a service. It illustrates how as needs increase so will the levels of assessment, service provision, and safeguarding which are appropriate to the varying needs; in order to provide a proportionate response to ensure children are safeguarded effectively without unnecessary intrusion into family life.

Along the vertical axis is impact of disability and along the horizontal axis is level of service, assessment and safeguarding in provision. Children whose disability present a low impact on the family are able to access targeted support in the community, while those whose disability present a higher impact on the family are able to access more specialist services, subject to a proportionate system of assessment, planning and reviewing.

Download the Short Breaks Provision Matrix.

Short Breaks


Tel: 024 7678 7980

Broad Park Centre
Logan Road

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