Words and terms you might hear about short breaks
There may be words or terms you hear when talking about short breaks. Here we explain some of them:
How we identify the needs of your child and your family.
Young people who volunteer to join a young person who is disabled on an activity.
Family-based shared care (short break fostering).
CAF Common Assessment Framework
The universal early help assessment format.
Specific questions for carers asked as part of the assessment for your child and family.
Nurses provided by the NHS Trust (for behaviour that challenges and complex health needs).
NHS-funded healthcare for children with complex medical, behavioural and communication needs.
The children who are disabled teams, social care, social work and occupational therapy teams.
Where you as a parent manage your child's care instead of local authority services.
Care for your child that's provided by an agency, usually in your child's home.
Extended school provision like youth clubs or after school clubs.
Support provided by the local authority in the carer's own home.
A place that offers care for children with life-limiting illnesses.
A short-stay residential home provided by Diverse Abilities.
What the result of providing the resources should be.
A place where your child stays overnight with other children.
The services available to meet the specified outcomes.
Day care provided by Diverse Abilities.
How staff are given the skills required to meet the needs and provide the outcomes expected.
Team Around the Child (TAC) meeting
The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) to identify how outcomes for the child are to be met.
Existing inclusive youth clubs and new youth clubs for children who are disabled.