Decision details

Short Breaks Statement

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Interim Director of Children’s Services submitted a report on the ‘Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children’ Regulations which came into force on 1 April 2011. Within these regulations it stated that each local authority had to prepare a Short Breaks Statement by 1 October 2011. The report detailed the requirements of the statement, the process for the drafting of Wirral’s statement and the final version for approval.


Resolved –


(1)  That the Short Breaks Statement for Wirral (Appendix 1 to the report) be approved and the statement be produced by the authority and published as required.


(2)  That the statement remain under review and be revised when new services become available.

Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 28/09/2011

Date of decision: 22/09/2011

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/10/2011

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