Important Links & Legal stuff

- That 75 night 'cap' and what the statutory guidance really says here

- The other new regulations coming in April 2011 which get less of a mention is the new 'Duty to Provide' breaks for carers of disabled children.

- Download an entire legal handbook for disabled children and the law for free. Each chapter is separately downloadable and covers different areas of a child's life eg health, education, social care, transition etc. though we think you'll find the whole book invaluable.

- Also of help - 'Cemented to the floor by law': Respecting legal duties at a time of cuts.

- Three in ten local authorities in England could face legal challenges over the criteria used to assess disabled children's eligibility for short break respite care