The Children with Disabilities Team manage a Family Based Short Breaks Care Service which provides care for children and young people under 18 years old who have a learning and/or physical disability. Short breaks are a part of Falkirk Council’s fostering service.
The Children with Disabilities Team recruit, prepare and support people who are willing to help the families of children with disabilities by looking after the child for short breaks.
All children benefit from having contacts outside their immediate family. Being with other people can provide new experiences and help them make valuable social contacts and interest and friendship of a short breaks carer can benefit both the children and their parents.