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Slough Children's Services Trust Short Breaks Statement & Activities

What is a short break?

A short break is a good quality, fun, positive activity that your disabled child or young person attends where they can do things they enjoy, have new experiences and develop new skills with or without you. Short breaks should give: 

  • your child or young person a valuable and enjoyable experience away from your daily life, which contributes to their personal, social and educational development
  • you a valuable break to allow you to rest or take up other interests or spend time with your other children.

These breaks can take the form of:

  • leisure activities outside of the home
  • daytime care in the home or elsewhere 
  • overnight care in the home or elsewhere 
  • specialist activities available during the evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Short breaks come in many different forms and can last anything from a couple of hours to whole days to overnights. The length and type of short break will depend on your child, young person and the family.

Further information is available in Slough's Short Breaks statement 

Short Breaks information:

For further information about short breaks and to discuss your child's needs, please contact the Commissioning Team on or call on 01753 787673.              

For information about local services and activities for children and families, call the Family Information Service on 01753 476589.

Short Breaks Feedback:

If you have been on any Short Break activities, please complete the online form to provide feedback and help us improve the service we offer you.