Short breaks service status

We are very pleased to advise that we will be delivering a limited short breaks service through our contract with Action for Children. The service will deliver a range of daytime and overnight short breaks that are compliant with all government guidance for Personal Protective Equipment and social distancing where possible.

At this time this service can only be offered to children and families deemed by Children’s Social Care to be at the very greatest need. When offering these currently limited daytime sessions individual risk assessments will have been completed by Action for Children and the child’s social worker together with the family.

We will continue to review the situation and keep you all informed of updates or changes.

If you are worried and need help you can contact us as follows:

  • If your child/ren have a social worker please call 01296 383762
  • If your family has a family support worker from the Early Help Service please call 01296 383293
  • If your child/ren do not have a social worker or a family support worker please call First Response Team: Telephone: 01296 383962 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

If you need an urgent response outside of these hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0800 999 7677