Targeted Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Closed 23 Jul 2021

Opened 14 Jun 2021

Overview

Tell us what you think about proposals to transform our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Targeted Short Break Service.

Southwark’s Short Break Services are part of a range of services, which support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. The Short Break Service seeks to offer a range of fun and educational activities for these children and young people, from 6-18 years old, so that their parents or carers can have a short break from their caring responsibilities.

The Short Break Service also aims to provide parents or carers with time away from their caring responsibilities, giving them the opportunity to take part in education, training, leisure activities and complete day-to-day tasks to meet the needs of other children in the family.

In 2018 - 2019, 168 children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities accessed Targeted Short Break Services. These Services are funded by the Council and provided by voluntary sector organisations.

The Council is proposing to transform and improve the ways that Targeted Short Break Services are delivered. These proposals seek to continue to deliver an effective programme, which provides both good quality breaks for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and also provides fun and educational opportunities for the children and young people receiving them. These proposals will not be driven by making cost savings.

This Public Consultation Response Form, forms part of the Targeted Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Inform pack.

Before completing this Response form please read the contents of the information pack. This will ensure that when completing this Response form, you will be fully informed of the context in which this Public Consultation is being conducted.

If after reading the Information Pack, you have any questions you can contact Judith Reid at the All Age Disabilities Team at:

Targettedshortbreaks@southwark.gov.uk

Completing this Response Form should take between 10-15 mins. The information shared in all Response Forms will be combined into a final feedback report where no information or comments made will be included in a personally identifiable form.

An easy-read version of this response form can be downloaded at the link below. This should be returned to:-

Laura Saunders, CYP Programme Lead, Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH

We are also holding a couple of online focus groups:

Join Zoom Meeting 9th July 10:00am – 12:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/92722821101?pwd=YVBranJOVkNta0g4RjhFN2w3OFRHdz09

Meeting ID: 927 2282 1101
Passcode: T4eht4

Join Zoom Meeting 19th July 5:00pm – 7:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/96916311774?pwd=bXFKbGNUR2F3UmE0QllNb2creXpqZz09

Meeting ID: 969 1631 1774
Passcode: EQwtt7

Please note we are happy to receive any questions in advance of the Focus Groups  via this email address: Targettedshortbreaks@southwark.gov.uk

Why we are consulting

It is important to Southwark Council that it seeks the views of the children and young people, and their families and carers, who may be affected by the proposals and that these views are carefully considered; along with the views from Southwark residents and other interested individuals.

What happens next

The information shared in all Response Forms will be combined into a final feedback report where no information or comments made will be included in a personally identifiable form.

Events

  • Zoom meeting

    From 9 Jul 2021 at 10:00 to 9 Jul 2021 at 12:00

    Join Zoom Meeting 9th July 10:00am – 12:00pm
    https://zoom.us/j/92722821101?pwd=YVBranJOVkNta0g4RjhFN2w3OFRHdz09
    Meeting ID: 927 2282 1101
    Passcode: T4eht4

    Please note we are happy to receive any questions in advance of the Focus Groups via this email address: Targettedshortbreaks@southwark.gov.uk

  • Zoom meeting

    From 19 Jul 2021 at 17:00 to 19 Jul 2021 at 19:00

    Join Zoom Meeting 19th July 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    https://zoom.us/j/96916311774?pwd=bXFKbGNUR2F3UmE0QllNb2creXpqZz09

    Meeting ID: 969 1631 1774
    Passcode: EQwtt7

    Please note we are happy to receive any questions in advance of the Focus Groups via this email address: Targettedshortbreaks@southwark.gov.uk

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Disabled people
  • Health service users
  • Parents
  • Service users
  • Carers
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Other local service providers

Interests

  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Care