An analysis of children’s homes that provide short breaks, usually for disabled children.


Children’s homes providing short breaks



Short breaks provide children with opportunities to enjoy different experiences, establish friendships and develop confidence, independence and social/emotional skills. Short breaks can also offer parents or carers a valuable respite from caring responsibilities.

This report covers:

  • children’s homes providing short breaks only, usually for disabled children
  • short-break-only homes that were active on 31 March 2020

We will include a brief summary of data on short-break-only children’s homes in future children’s social care in England national statistics releases.

Published 10 August 2021