Short Breaks for Children and Young People with SEND Survey

September 28, 2020

Essex County Council is putting together a new commissioning strategy for services for children and young people with disabilities. To do this, the commissioners and research team want to:

  • understand the range of needs of children and young people
  • identify and improve the support and opportunities to meet those needs

Clubs and activities

The first job is to look at the short breaks offer known as ‘clubs and activities’ and ‘light touch care.’ These are the opportunities that provide leisure time and informal education opportunities. They might include dance, sports, arts and life skills such as cooking.

The contract for these clubs and activities ends in September 2021. To put the right things in place for after September 2021, the team want to hear from children, young people and their families about:

  • what works best for you
  • what you enjoy doing
  • things you would like to achieve by attending these opportunities

If you would like to share your opinion, please do complete the survey. The survey closes on 25 October 2020.

If you need the survey in another format please email