Short Break Learning Examples

In our role as Strategic Reform Partner to the DfE, the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have been identifying examples of creative practice in continuing to provide short break support to families during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our call for examples resulted in 14 responses which have been analysed and key themes of learning drawn out. In addition, 4 of the submissions were identified for a further interview with the provider, leading to more detailed learning examples which explore the approaches they have taken, the changes to practice and the sustainable learning beyond the pandemic.

Key learning themes across the examples included:

  • Communication and ongoing consultation with parents/families
  • Understanding the changing needs for support during the pandemic lockdown
  • Creative use of technology
  • Remodelling provision of support and responsive decision making

You can read our summary and individual case studies by clicking the links below.