Short breaks strategy consultation

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Purpose Lancashire County Council is committed to the development of modernised, cost effective short break services. The council has proactively reviewed its strategy ahead of significant legislative changes outlined in the draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) section of the Children and Families Bill, which was published in early September 2012. This will also ensure that the council is ready for (or ahead of) corresponding legislation.

A range of proposals have been developed as a result of a review of services by council officers, parent/carers and other stakeholders. The proposals are informed by the outcome of independent research commissioned by the council┐s Children and Young People┐s Directorate, to complement its work with parents/carers in reviewing, planning and developing its range of short breaks provision.

As someone who is involved in using or supporting these services, we would very much like to hear your views on how we should shape the future.

This consultation will seek views in relation to the proposals, which have been developed in conjunction with parents and carers, to meet the full range of future needs in line with national policy and directives as detailed in the full report.

Your opinions are very valuable to us and we need to make sure we create a sustainable short break service for the future that can meet the needs of the people of Lancashire.
Subject Children with additional needs
Commissioned by Inclusion and Disability Support Service
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Parents/carers
Date 12/12/2012 - 06/03/2013
Undertaken by Corporate Research and Intelligence Team

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For more information about this research contact:

Inclusion and Disability Support Service 01772 532509
Email: IDSS@lancashire.gov.uk