Parent/Carer Survey - Short Breaks and Respite for children and young people aged up to 18 years old.

Closed 17 Dec 2023

Opened 20 Oct 2023


Children's Short Breaks and Respite Support Engagement

Warwickshire County Council provide a range of commissioned short break and respite services for children and young people (aged up to 18 years of age) with a disability; autistic children; or those children who have additional support needs, and their families.

The aim of short break and respite services is to enable children to have fun and take part in activities and social opportunities whilst giving parents/carers a break from their caring responsibilities. Short breaks may take place after school, at weekends, during school holidays or overnight, either in the community or in a residential home.

The current short breaks provision will come to an end in the next couple of years. The local authority is gathering information from families who currently, or may in the future, use short breaks or respite provision. This information will help inform future recommissioning of short breaks and respite.

We would like to understand what has worked well, what could be improved, and for parents/carers to share ideas on how the respite and short breaks offer could look in the future.

Please read the information below to find out more about our current offer.

Current Offer

At present, the following short breaks and respite services for children and young people are being delivered. These are:

  • A residential overnight respite offer with an Ofsted registered provider
  • Overnight support in the family home
  • Overnight community short breaks
  • A range of local providers offer day time short breaks in the community across Warwickshire

Further information on our current short breaks offer can be found here

We value your opinion and would appreciate if you could spare some time to complete this survey. Please do not include any personal information, provide examples that can identify you or your family member, or leave contact details in the survey.

You can access an easy read version of this survey - please request this by email ( or by telephone (01926 410410).

How to share your views

You can put forward your views either individually or as part of a group in the following ways: 

  • Complete our online survey by clicking on the link below.
  • You can request a paper copy, an easy read version of the survey or the survey in an alternative format or language by email ( or by telephone (01926 410410).
  • You can also respond directly in writing to: Warwickshire County Council, Short Breaks and Respite Engagement, Integrated Disabilities Team, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4RL or by email:

The information provided within this survey will be kept in accordance with Warwickshire County Council data protection protocols.  For more information, please visit: -    

A separate survey will be distributed to professionals for completion. Various engagement opportunities will also be facilitated for children and young people currently accessing short breaks and respite support.


  • District: North Warwickshire Borough
  • District: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough
  • District: Rugby Borough
  • District: Stratford-on-Avon District
  • District: Warwick District


  • Service users (current or previous)
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • People with disabilities
  • Local residents


  • Engagement and surveys