Children with Disabilities Service – including short breaks and the Local Offer

We want all young people to have the opportunity to spend time with other children and young people socialising and doing having fun, giving their families a break while providing them with the peace of mind that their child is well supported and safe, and there are lots of short breaks in the community that children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities can have a chance to try.

Disabled children's social care

These schemes have trained and experienced workers, and they include a wide variety of activities such as evening, weekend and school holiday clubs, with activities ranging from safe cycling groups and canoeing, to computers skills and much more!

For information on the future of short breaks in Birmingham, and how you can get involved in the design of new services, please click on the link below.


For more information on short breaks services that are currently commissioned by the Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council, please scroll down.

Short Breaks services commissioned by the Trust

Open access community-based play and leisure activities are delivered by the providers shown below.

You do not require a social work assessment to access these services: 

Brokerage service

A key element of the Trust’s Short Breaks offer is a brokerage service to help families access holiday schemes and weekend clubs.

This service is delivered by Midland Mencap, and further details are available by calling them on 0121 442 2944. Please ask to speak to the Short Breaks Project Worker or email:

Short Breaks Statement

For details of the full range of short breaks services commissioned by the Trust please view our Short Breaks Statement

If you would like to provide any comments on the 'Short Breaks Statement' please send an email to: by 30 June 2024.

For those services that are only available following assessment by the Trust’s Children with Disabilities Team or other social care teams, we apply eligibility criteria.

This is to ensure that services are prioritised for those disabled children with the highest levels of need. For details of our eligibility criteria, please see our 'Children With Disabilities Policy' below: “How we assess the needs of, and deliver support to, disabled children and their families living in Birmingham (including eligibility criteria)".

If you would like to provide any comments on the 'Children With Disabilities Policy' please send an email to:  by 30 June 2024.

Contact details

Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Phone: 0121 303 1888

Emergency out-of-hours:
Phone: 0121 675 4806