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SEND Short Breaks - Assessment and Specialist Inclusion

SEND Short Breaks is a team that specialises in researching, identifying, running and monitoring short break services for young people with disabilities aged 0 to 18 years throughout Bradford and districts.

This includes after school, evening, weekend, and school holidays. For example, popular after school clubs, dance and drama, sports and when available Summer Camps that could offer overnight residential stays during the Summer Holidays. We can also offer, based on assessed need, funding for 1:1 support in the community or activities of your choice.

Accessing a short break is via an assessment of need which highlights the most suitable activity to meet the needs of each child and young person.

The team work closely with a wide selection of short breaks providers in Bradford and districts to identify a variety of activities of interest that may be suitable. We also monitor each provision to ensure a high level of service.

The SEND Short Breaks Team consult with young people to capture their wants and wishes regarding what they feel is an activity they would like to do. This also encompasses their comments on how we are doing. This consultation work enables children and young people to participate in co-production of our services moving forward.

The SEND Short Breaks access criteria is:

  • Aged 0 to 18.
  • Have a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) e.g., EHCP / Individual Education Plan in school.
  • Not currently accessing any activities or groups or accessing any other type of short break.
  • Not already be in receipt of any Direct Payment or Personalised/Individual budget.

To find out if your child or young person is eligible or if you require further information, please contact the team on the number or email below:

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SEND Short Breaks – Assessment and Specialist Inclusion

Phone : 01274 43 5750


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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.