Short breaks for disabled children

Short breaks give children with disabilities experiences that help their personal and social development. They also give parents, carers and families a break from caring.

Changes to short breaks services due to coronavirus

Specialist support packages

Lambeth short breaks providers are currently offering a core short breaks service remotely. This mainly involves sharing online resources and digital communications with families.

If you are a parent or carer of a child who receives a support package from the Lambeth Children with Disabilities team, for specific advice, we would recommend that you contact your provider, your social worker or the Children with Disabilities Duty Social Worker on 0207 926 6916.

Targeted short breaks service

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept new referrals for targeted short breaks at this time.

If you have questions, you can contact the Lambeth Short Breaks Coordinator via email on

Read the latest information about services for children and young people.

Worried about a child?

If you are worried about a child, families can self-refer to Lambeth Children’s Services for support via 020 7926 5555.

You can also read further information for both families and professionals about contacting us if you are worried about a child.

Short breaks service statement

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