Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

Respite Care

Address: Respite Care , Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA

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Respite care tries to keep families together by offering children a break, or a regular series of breaks, from a difficult family environment or a problem for which the child needs some support or help. This could help prevent family breakdown or a child being placed in foster care.

Shared care is a similar service linking children and young people with disabilities to approved carers who look after them for short periods of time. This can be from a few hours to a weekend a month.

Below is more information about shared care and some frequently asked questions about about respite care for children in Portsmouth, and information on how to become a respite or shared carer.

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/health-and-care/socialcare/respite-care-for-children.aspx

 

 

 

Tel: 023 9283 9111

Service Category: Care

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