of Disabled Children laid before Parliament

Draft regulations on Breaks for Carers

11:33 10 September in National News

On 19th November Government laid draft regulations on Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children. These regulations relate to Section 25 of the Children and Young Person’s Act 2008. The regulations state that from April 2011, there will be a duty on local authorities to prepare a statement for carers on what services will be available in local areas and what criteria they will be accessed by. The regulations state that by 1st October 2011 local authorities must publish a statement for carers in their area setting out: o details of the range of short breaks services provided; o any criteria against which eligibility services will be assessed; o how the range of services is designed to meet the needs of carers in their area. The draft regulations can be viewed by clicking here

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