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Short Breaks Eligibility Criteria



  • Children and young people have a permanent and substantial impairment or illness, which has a profound effect on their health, development and social functioning.
  • Families that are unable to access universal activities, services and provision without additional support are entitled to up to 100 hours support.
  • If it is not possible to meet a child’s needs through 100 hrs early help or targeted universal support, a Social Work assessment can be undertaken to determine the child’s level of need.


(Reviewed December 2018)