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Short Breaks in Brent

Short breaks provide opportunities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to take part in fun activities, new experiences and be with friends. They can also provide positive experiences for children and young people by enabling them to develop new skills, boost confidence and encourage friendships and give parents a well-deserved break from caring and some quality time with their other children. Short breaks allow children and young people with disabilities to access mainstream and specialist activities. This could include an after school club, a few hours at a leisure or sports activity group, or an overnight stay at the child or carer’s home or a residential centre.

Children and young people with more complex needs, who might be eligible to receive both day and overnight provision, will need to have an individual needs assessment and a referral from our Disabled Children and Young People’s Service. Parents and carers can request an assessment of their child’s needs by contacting Brent Family Front Door on 020 8937 4300 or emailing

Please call us on 0208 937 3001 if you are unsure about how to access provision, so that we can support you to find services that are appropriate for you or your child’s needs.

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