Respite Care

Shared Care
This scheme has been running successfully for several years. social workers introduce parents to families who are willing to have a child with severe learning difficulties join their family for a day, weekend or longer period. Parents interested in the scheme should ask for details from either the headteacher or their social worker.

Direct Payment Carers
Social care packages may include direct payments which allows parents/carers to employ a carer to support their child to activities or clubs in the local community which offers some respite.  If you require a carer you can download this form and email it to or send into the front office to see if any staff are interested.

Direct Payment Carer Request Form

Pastoral Care
Every effort is made to offer help and support to the child and to parents who are advised of the correct avenue to take should a problem arise. Please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher at school.

Respite Care
In conjunction with support from social services, pupils may benefit from short periods of time in residential establishments during holidays or in school time. Arrangements for respite care must be communicated to the school in writing. The following establishments are more frequently used:

Jubilee House Care Trust Ltd
Many pupils benefit from overnight, weekend, or longer periods of stay at this resource in Welwyn Garden City. (For further details contact Jubilee House. Telephone 01707 331875 or 390107).

Keech Cottage
This is in Bedfordshire and provides a range of services for families whose children have life limiting conditions.

The Pines
This is a respite care unit in Hertford.



Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College
Station Road,
Stanstead Abbotts,
SG12 8EH

01920 870027

Mrs J. S. Liversage B. ED., Dip., B. Phil. (MSI)