Short breaks for disabled children
Aiming high for disabled children
Aiming high for disabled children is a new plan from the Government to help disabled children and their families get the support and chances they need to live ordinary family lives.
The Government is going to use Aiming High for Disabled Children to give more money to services for disabled children.
This is because the Government knows that there are lots of families of disabled children finding it really hard to get the support they need.
Rotherham's vision is for all disabled children and young people to have the same rights as all children.
Disabled children and families in Rotherham have access to a wide range of universal activities including recreational spaces, clubs, sports and leisure services across the Borough.
In addition, disabled children and their families also have access to specialist services which are commissioned from public, voluntary and independent organisations; in the form of short break services.
In Rotherham we are proud to be Sector Champions for short break services. This means that we have been asked to share our wide range or skills and experience in short breaks with other local authorities and groups across Yorkshire and Humberside.
Each year, every council has a duty to publish a "Short Breaks Statement" which gives families with disabled children clear information about the services available, as well as gathering views of the services from professionals and the children, young people, and parents themselves.
Last updated: 15/02/2013
Pages in Short breaks for disabled children
- You are here → Aiming high for disabled children
- What is a short break?
- Extending and Improving Short Breaks
- Early Support
- Keeping Parents and Carers Informed
- Programme of Activities - Spring/Summer 2012
- Accessible Swimming Sessions for Disabled Children
- What you should do if you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child in Rotherham