Views of Disabled Children Informing Short Breaks

Written by Short Breaks PartnershipDate 22 Jun 2015

This case study looks at how the views of disabled children and young people are informing short breaks provision in Enfield.

The aim was to ensure that the children and young people were able to inform and influence commissioning and service development. In order to support that process they developed an observational questionnaire designed to be completed with each child by a member of staff in one-to-one sessions. The resulting data gave Enfield a unique insight into the wants and needs of the group and have led them to implement a series of positive changes to the way they commission and deliver short break services.