Decision details

Disabled Children's Family Support and Short Breaks

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To consider proposals for the provision of disabled children's family support and short breaks



1)        the development of a new short breaks preferred provider list leading to more effective quality assurance and market management be approved;


2)        the 2-year period of phased transition from the existing arrangements to the new model, to enable change whilst not impacting service delivery, be supported;


3)        the phased introduction of pre-paid cards to enable families to take control of the purchasing of short breaks care for their children be approved;


4)        full and detailed consultation, with parents, young people and providers, on the proposed changes be supported.


Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC926

Contact: Email:

Report author: Paul Feven

Publication date: 26/01/2017

Date of decision: 26/01/2017

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2017 - Executive

Effective from: 04/02/2017

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