Challenging cuts to short break services

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Steve Broach / Alex Rook – January 2015 This document was prepared with input from Alex Rook, Partner at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Steve Broach, Barrister at Monckton Chambers.

Introduction

This resource is intended to:

1. Promote awareness of the ‘short breaks duty’ and what short break provision families with disabled children should expect to be available in their area

2. Explain the legal framework around the provision of short break services highlighting opportunities for families with disabled children to challenge cuts to these services

3. Provide template letters to families with disabled children to help challenge decisions by local authorities that result in cuts to the provision of short break services

4. Signpost families to sources of legal support

Full report available HERE.

Every Disabled Child Matters, Short Breaks in 2015: An Uncertain Future available HERE

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