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Early Intervention Service (formerly known as Shortbreaks) training for providers

Do you know of families who could benefit from Early Intervention Service?

What are Short Breaks?

Short breaks enable disabled children, young people and adults to have time away from their carers, explore new opportunities, have fun and broaden their social networks whilst promoting independence. They can provide families with an opportunity to have a break from their caring responsibilities, and can last from a few hours to a few days, evenings, overnight and weekends.

St Quintin's Centre for Disabled Children offers training for carers on short breaks programmes.

The training runs as a series of sessions across the year. The topics of the training days include:

  • Understanding of learning and disabilities, including supporting challenging behaviour, personal care, and sensory processing
  • Makaton training and engaging with children
  • First-aid, risk assessment and fire evaluation
  • Safeguarding, and data protection
  • Help dealing with difficult situations, building resilience, and stress-management
  • Equality, diversity and mental health awareness

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Last Updated 15/03/2021

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