Short breaks legal context

Extract from Children and Young Persons Act 2008:

“Every Local Authority must provide services designed to assist carers in their area by giving them breaks from caring... (for a disabled child or young person) . (A) local authority must have regard to the needs of those carers who would be unable to continue to provide care unless a break from caring was given to them. In performing those duties, a local authority must also have regard to the needs of those carers who would be able to continue to provide care more effectively if breaks from caring were given to allow them to: undertake education, training or any regular leisure activity; or carry out day to day tasks which they must perform in order to run their household.”