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Staffordshire Connects

To find out about other activities and support that are available across Staffordshire please visit our Staffordshire Connects website.

Specialist short breaks

Specialist short breaks are targeted at families with the most complex needs:

Specialist short breaks are referral only and are targeted at families with the most complex needs:

  • Children must be referred by their social worker. This is so we can make sure these very specialist services are offered to the families which need them most.
     
  • An eligibility assessment of your child's needs and family circumstances must take place. This may also involve professionals from health and education services.
     
  • If your child does not have a social worker already please contact the Staffordshire Childrens Advice and Support Service to request an assessment.

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