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Specialist Short Breaks gives families a break from caring responsibilities while the child or young person is looked after in a residential setting.
There are three residential provisions for Overnight Short Breaks in Coventry:
Broad Park House is the default for Specialist Short Breaks unless the need is greater than we can meet. In these cases, we will access the Birches or Bradbury House .
Specialist Short Breaks are for children and young people who require a high level of support as their needs cannot be met by Targeted or Community Short Breaks.
An assessment of need is required to access this service. This is through a Child and Family Assessment, undertaken by a social worker.
All cases are presented at the Short Breaks Panel by allocated Social Workers.
A parent/carer can also request Specialist Short Breaks via the MASH. The referral will be sent to the Children's Disability Team who will assess need. The Panel process still applies.