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Short break FAQs

If you have a question about our Short Breaks service, why not check out our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you still can't find the answer you are looking for, please do get in touch as we are always happy to discuss and support where we can.

What activities are available to my child?

Please look at our activities page where you will see what activities are available. When you find something you like the look of you can make a booking.

What do the sessions cost?

The costs of each activity is advertised when you register your interest. A full day counts as two sessions and costs £20 and a half day counts as one session and costs £10

Will staff have relevant training?

All staff working directly with the children are trained to a high level in a variety of appropriate skills, to enable them to support all the children and young people that attend the sessions appropriately. Training includes: Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Behaviour Support, Moving and Handling, Team Teach, Epilepsy Awareness, Paediatric First Aid, Various Clinical Procedures (generic and child specific where needed), Makaton, Autism Awareness and others identified as appropriate throughout the year depending on the children attending the sessions.

Who can make a referral?

Anyone can make a referral for a child or young person, but consents need to be completed by the responsible parent or carer.

Do I need a social worker?

No. In fact, about 90% of the families that use our short break services are not open to social care.

Will my child get 1:1 support?

The team leader will discuss staffing ratio’s when you first visit, however staffing is usually 1 staff member to 3 children/young people unless the needs of the child require more support. When your child first starts they will normally be on a 1:1 care rating to help them settle and then this will alter depending on the activity they are doing and what their needs are.

Is transport provided?

Transport is not provided by Action for Children to or from any of the sessions we deliver. If a trip is advertised then transport will be provided from an advertised venue to the destination and return only.

I have a concern regarding a short breaks activity who can I contact?

Compliments, concerns or complaints should be given directly to a group leader at the short break session in the first instance. If this is not appropriate then the next place to contact would be the office on 01296 438230. Your concern will be passed to the most appropriate member of the team who will be in touch after looking into your concern. Alternatively you can Contact Us