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Children's respite care services

EDM (Early Day Motion) 749: tabled on 20 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges there are over 1.1 million children with disabilities throughout the UK and highlights the benefits of respite care for those children; raises its concerns about the quality of provision of children’s respite care; notes that according to the Disabled Children’s Partnership there is a funding gap of £434 million for children’s social care services; further notes that common complaints about the respite care system include a lack of communication, lack of transparency and availability of services; recognises that covid-19 has exacerbated those problems with the majority of families? experiencing a suspension in the provision of that care; and calls on the Government to review the respite care system and to place children and their families at the heart of that process.