The Short Break Panel meets monthly and is chaired by the Operational Lead for the Children's Disability Team. It takes place at Broad Park House, Logan Road, Coventry, CV2 1AG.
The Panel is specifically for children and young people who require consideration for Targeted and Specialist Short Breaks. The panel aims to ensure equity and transparency in the allocation of resources to children/young people and their families. Those in the greatest need will receive the highest allocation of resources. The Panel ensures that services are needs led and that the provision is routinely monitored and reviewed. The Panel is open to all Social Care, Education and Health professionals.
A Professional Worker (such as a Social Worker, Early Help Worker or a School representative) presents their case at the Panel, and the Panel provides challenge and scrutiny. Agreed packages must be presented back to Panel at a future review date set by the Chair. There is also a Finance Panel that sits monthly to review current packages. Where a package needs to be increased, the Professional Worker must attend the Short Breaks Panel.
To book a slot onto the Panel please email BSC-CDTCluster@coventry.gov.uk. You will need to submit a copy of the most recent assessment (or the equivalent health assessment) along with a Short Breaks referral form (request via the email). This identifies the young person's needs, and provides a recommendation to the Panel as to what type of resource may be needed. The professional will be allocated a time to attend panel to present the case.
The panel is made up of representatives from the following teams and organisations: