North Somerset’s Short Breaks offer for children and young people with additional needs (SEND) under 18 years of age.

The questionnaire should take between 10-15 minutes to complete, depending on how much you write.

 If you have questions about this consultation, would like an easy read version of the questionnaire, or need help in completing it, please email haveyoursay@n-somerset.gov.uk or call Debbie Pope on 01275 882863

Complete the adult's survey

Complete the children's survey

 

This consultation is about the short breaks offer available in North Somerset.

The definition of a short break is described as:

 “Part of a range of services which support children and young people with SEND and their families. A short break can be two hours, overnight or longer depending on the needs of the child. It can be time spent away from the home, in the community, or in the home with or without the child’s parent/carer. 

Short breaks provide opportunities for children and young people to have fun, socialise, develop independence skills, prepare for adulthood and achieve their potential. Short Breaks also support parents and carers to continue to meet the needs of their children, by providing them with an opportunity to have a break from their caring responsibilities, rest and unwind and spend time with other members of their family. “

We are seeking the views of:

  • Children and young people under the age of 18 who have special education needs
  • Parents and carers who have children under the age of 18 who have special education needs and
  • Professionals who work with children and young people under the age of 18 who have special educational needs.

The consultation provides an opportunity to have your say regarding the current short breaks offer.

The consultation will support the Council in designing its services and policies for children and young people.  We need to know what you think we are doing well and what we need to improve.

The Council needs to provide support in a way that is affordable within available resources. We have some ideas on how to improve services, but we would like to hear your views before we make any decisions.

The findings from this consultation will be published in February 2019 and will be presented to the SEND Strategic Board in the new year for consideration of changes to services for children and young people with additional needs.

The consultation is open from midday on Thursday 1 November 2018 and closes at 23:59pm on Friday 30 November 2018.

Ways to get involved:

  • Attend Family Fun drop in session on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 11am – 2pm or Thursday 1 November 2018, 1.30pm – 4pm @ Kingsmore Playground, Middle Lane, Kingston Seymour, BS21 6XW. If weather prevents outside activities, these events will take place in Kingston Seymour Village Hall, Ham Lane, Kingston Seymour, Clevedon BS21 6XE
  • Attend a drop-in session on the 15 November 2018, 1-3pm or Tuesday 27 November 2018, 10-12pm @ The Firs Resource Centre in Drove Road, Weston-s-Mare, BS23 3NX
  • Attend a drop-in session on the 7 November 2018, 1-3pm or the 22 November 2018, 1-3pm @ Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6LN

Timeline

  • Opened
    1 Nov 2018 at 12:00
  • Closed
    30 Nov 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published

Details

Organisational Information

Organisation
Contact Name Tracey Wells
Job title Community Family Team Leader - Early Years
Contact Email tracey.wells@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01934 426 643

Project Information

Aim of this consultation The consultation provides an opportunity to have your say regarding the current short breaks offer.
Close Date 30 Nov 2018 23:59
Consultation Topic Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar, Social care - families, addictions, adoption and domestic abuse, Your council - councillors and committees, council tax or strategies
Context for this consultation The Council needs to provide support in a way that is affordable within available resources. We have some ideas on how to improve services but we would like to hear your views before we make any decisions.