Report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services.
Members received a report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services in respect of the Short Breaks Strategy. At the height of the Covid crisis, the City was quick to adapt the strategy to allow parents to have more autonomy in how short break allocations were used.
In response to whether the City proactively offered short breaks to families, Members were informed that families had the option to initiate access to short breaks, and that families in early help programmes were offered short breaks based on needs assessments.
With respect to use of funds, in the past year, due to the pandemic, short breaks money had been used for electronics, books, toys and other outdoor equipment.
RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.