Support for disabled children and young people in Wales

In Wales we do a lot of work supporting disabled children, young people and their families.

(Read this page in Welsh | Darllenwch y dudalen hon yn Gymraeg)

These disabilities range across the spectrum and include children and young people with physical and learning disabilities.


Early years

We provide early years support to families where the disabilities are emerging and provide guidance and support to families.

We work closely with our colleagues in health to ensure that the children get the best start they can.

We also work closely with parents both within the services and in the community to enable them to continue the work that we do in our services.

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Short breaks

We also provide Residential Short Breaks Services, which provide short respite breaks for children and young people aged 6-18 giving them a high-quality break from home and their families much needed respite.

All of these short-breaks services are registered with the CSSIW and are fully inspected each year.

All staff have or are encouraged to register with the Care Council for Wales and are enabled by Action for Children to obtain the relevant qualification.

All the centres have a fully qualified Project Manager and are overseen by 2 Responsible Individuals who both have over 30 years' experience in Social Care.

Community-based services provide a mixture of individual and group short breaks across their local communities ensuring that these children and young people enjoy good quality breaks and fun.

Some services also provide some home sitting services, too, as well as summer holiday play schemes.