Social care - Barnardo's Sutton Short Breaks

Record details

Name of service
Barnardo's Sutton Short Breaks
Commissioned by The London Borough of Sutton
2 Coxwell Road
Crystal Palace
SE19 3GB

Journey Planner

Mariela Aguirre Sanchez
07967819394 or 020 8768 5059
About the service
Personal Short Breaks Support to disabled children and their families.
Overview of the service
Sutton Short Breaks offer personal support to disabled children and their families. A trained support worker can take a child or young person to activities such as the farm, park, swimming, play centre and other fun things. They can also look after the child or young person in their home or even to help out with a family outing.
Communication and interaction needs
Autistic Spectrum, Challenging behvaiour and Complex Health Needs
Cognition and learning needs
Autistic Spectrum, Challenging behvaiour and Complex Health Needs
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Autistic Spectrum, Challenging behvaiour and Complex Health Needs
Sensory needs
All sensory needs
Physical needs
All Physical Needs
Specific or complex health needs
All Complex Health Needs
Categories of need
Complex health needs, Mild Learning Difficulty / Disability, Moderate Learning Difficulties/ Disability (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties/ Disability (SLD), Mild Speech and Language difficulty, Moderate Speech and Language difficulty, Severe Speech and Language difficulty, SpLD (Specific learning Difficulties), Mobility Disabilities, Angelman Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Communication needs (Speech, Language and Communication), Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Down Syndrome, Social, Mental and Emotional Health, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Spina Bifida, Challenging Behaviour, Personal Care Needs, Fragile X, Global Development Delay
Age ranges
0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16-18
Who we provide for
Service availability
Always available
What we do
The service offers short breaks to children and yougn people with disability. The services aim is to ensure that families are able to have a break and support.

The Short Breaks supports a young person with

Building independence skills

Creating relationships

Enjoying new experiences

Having Fun
Is there a waiting list?
Are there any taster sessions?
Do you need a support worker?
Can you take your support worker with you?
Does parent / carer have to stay?
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Can siblings attend?
Staff SEND skills
"Staff receive
First Aid
Data Protection
Lone Working
Equality and Diversity
Confidentiality and Information sharing
Autism Training
Complex Health Training
Positive Interventions Training
First Aid
Manual Handling"
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
Complaints procedure
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
Assessing child safety
"The staff to child ratio is dependent on assessment of your child needs and where necessary if your child requires additional staff this shall be facilitated.

All staff have an interview to determine their suitability for the role and then have pre-employment checks such as DBS, reference checks and medical checks where required. All Staff then have compulsory induction and training and then have continuous training in order to ensure that they are kept abreast of the changes in legislation and support to ensure they are able to meet the physical, emotional needs of the child or young person."
Referral routes
Referrals are received via Children's Social Care and Health professionals
Deciding who can use the service
The referral is made via Social Care or Health and they have a good insight into the needs of the child or young person so at this point a decision has been made that the service is able to meet your needs.
Is there a charge for the service?
Payment methods
Care package from LA
We are able to use community venues.
Accessibility features
Accessible toilets, Accessible parking, Our Service is delivered in the home
Communication methods used
Signs and symbols, Braille
Respite & Support
Respite & Short Breaks, Support and family members
Education and childcare
SEN Support, Learning from home, Transition
Leisure and play
Clubs & activities, Things to do, Friendships & relationships
Preparation for adulthood
Getting around, Travel training
Communicating with parents and carers
"Parents and carers are consulted with during the process of allocation of worker to child or young person. Parents are included with the care plan review every 6 months and the outcomes review to ensure that their child or young person is gaining emotional, social or independence skills.

Parents and carers are communicated with by telephone in wrting or by home visits.

Parents, Carers and young people are where possible involved in the decision making in respect of the time that they would like their sessions and the types of activities they would like to undertake."
Is the service fully accessible?
The office base is accessible however we undertake our work in the community and in the family home.
Ensuring inclusion
We ensure that children and young people are incuded in the care planning process, by speaking with their Social Worker or the Social Work Teams, by speaking with their parent or carer and most importantly by communicating with the child or young person in whichever method allows them to get their voice heard.