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All SEND services in County Durham are following government guidance set out by Gov.uk: Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). See our Changes to special educational needs and disability services (SEND) for more information about some of the changes to our services.

Respite care and short breaks


We know that looking after children with a range of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can be exhausting for parents/carers and you may sometimes feel like you need a short break 'time out' from your caring role.

We are keeping our short breaks under review in line with guidance and needs of families.

You can share your views through Short Breaks Solutions:

Short breaks statement

This is our short breaks statement and it explains how we support parents and carers to get a break from caring. It describes the kinds of short breaks that are available and how to get access to them.

Contact us
Commissioning
03000 266 837
Our address is:
  • Adult and Health Services
  • Durham County Council
  • 2/56-70, County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UG
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