Number of children receiving short breaks

Emily Tyrrell made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City Council

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

I would like to know how many children with special educational needs and disabilities are eligible for short breaks services in your area and how many children and young people are reciving short breaks services at the moment.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Tyrrell

Steve Cullen, Birmingham City Council

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Birmingham City Council

 

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Tracey Robinson, Birmingham City Council

Dear Emily

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

 

Q . I would like to know how many children with special educational needs
and disabilities are eligible for short breaks services in your area and
how many children and young people are receiving short breaks services at
the moment.

 

Please see response below:

 

A. Birmingham City Council has an open access policy for the short breaks
play and leisure activities which are provided in the community so both
professionals and parents can book places, more specialist services are
Children’s Social Care referrals only – overnight respite for example.
There are 7000+ children with a EHC Plan/Statement of SEN who are likely
to require a short break .

Currently the commissioned short breaks provision has capacity to support
2197 children.

Resources within DSCS have 158 receiving some type of Short Break – this
includes Residential Respite / Core Assets (Fostering) and Norman Laud

 

There are 6 Children known the DCSC who are receiving some form of short
break/ support through Home support or a direct payment.

 

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any missed information, we would be grateful if you would contact us with
details of this information, so that we can conduct a further search.

 

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contacted at the following address:

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

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Yours sincerely,

Tracey Robinson

Business Continuity and Information Governance Officer

 

 

Sent on behalf of:

Steve Cullen

Information Governance Manager

Governance and Policy Team

Directorate for People

Birmingham City Council

 

Tel: 0121 464 4591

Email: [2][email address]

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