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Surrey Short Breaks for Disabled Children

Surrey Short Breaks for Disabled Children funds voluntary organisations and SEND schools to provide short break services, including after school clubs, holiday schemes, home-care and more.

Our short breaks leaflet explains more and answers the most frequently asked questions. The short breaks statement outlines Surrey's short breaks offer in full. 

Directory of short break service providers - available for download below

Surrey Children's Disability Register (SCDR)


The SCDR is a voluntary register for children and young people with a disability or impairment, aged 0-18 years and living in Surrey. The register helps us plan and monitor services and also operates as a contact list to provide regular information and consultation about short break opportunities, funded by Surrey County Council, through the Surrey Short Breaks for Disabled Children Team.

Max Card

This is a FREE card which allows families with children currently registered on the SCDR to access various activities around the country at a discounted rate. The scheme is also open to new registrations so anyone interested in receiving a Max Card should register using the details above. Once registered, families will automatically receive the discount card in the post.

Your feedback:

If you want to get in touch with feedback or suggestions, contact the team on:

  • Telephone: 01372 832896
  • Email: shortbreaks@surreycc.gov.uk

Surrey Domiciliary Care Service

The Surrey Domiciliary Care Service is a responsive service based within the Children's Service and takes referrals from the social workers of the Children with Disabilities teams East and West. The service covers the whole county and aims to provide support either within the home to enable parents/carers to have a break from their caring duties or within the community to enable a child to access leisure activities.

The last Inspection report is available to be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Family Voice Surrey - A parents' forum

Family Voice Surrey is a forum for parents of children with disabilities and SEN to come together to get their voice heard and influence the development of services for their children. The committee meet regularly to discuss issues of concern and to feed this into ongoing discussions with those who provide services in Surrey to children with disabilities such as Surrey County Council, NHS Surrey and voluntary organisations. For more information:

  • Telephone: 01372 705708
  • Email: contact@familyvoicesurrey.org

The committee is always interested in hearing from parents that would like to get involved. Please call to find out future committee meeting dates!

One Voice - A forum for young people

One Voice provides opportunities for disabled children and young people to express their views and opinions. For more information contact Barnardos on:

  • Telephone: 01372 844773
  • Email: moving.forward@barnardos.org.uk

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