Short Breaks Centre

Birtenshaw Short Breaks Centre provides a short break service to up to four children per night, with the aim of the service being to enable children to have an enjoyable time while their family or main carers have a break.

The service has allocated vehicles to enable young people to be supported with overnight stays or positive activities.

The Short Break Centre also provides shared care facilities, offering a more structured care arrangement where the child’s care is shared between the family home and the centre, typically on a 4 / 3 day arrangement.

For more information on our Children’s Care Services, contact Enquiries