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There are a number of reasons why children may need respite placements from school some of the reasons may include:

Behavioural Issues

Outside Influences

Need a break


At R2S we aim to re-integrate the student back into school with as minimal disruption as possible. We will help schools and providers with flexible and quick respite placements from school to cater to their needs.


Refers to longer-term planning for a child or young person’s reintegration back into school or other suitable full time or part-time education other than at school. 

Ensuring access to suitable education for these children is so important. The young persons circumstances can cause them to be out of school for a long period. Finding alternative education can promote continuity, minimising disruption to their education during periods out of school.

Providing suitable education which is relevant and meaningful to these young people can enhance their life chances and give them access to the curriculum.

“Number of pupils in private alternative provision soars”

How many pupils are in Alternative Provision?

There were almost 16,000 pupils on-roll at pupil referral units – and another 22,000 in other local authority alternative provision in January 2017 – read more 

Alternative provision schools: ‘We all deserve an education’

Research by the BBC has revealed that the number of fixed-term exclusions in the most deprived areas of England has gone up by over 70% in the last four years – four times the rate of the least deprived, which has risen by 15%.

Nearly 50,000 pupils are now taught in alternative provision – schools which provide education for pupils outside of mainstream education, who have behaviour issues or short or long-term illness.

“R2S offer respite placements to young people who are currently having a tough time in full time education. This can help break up there week and also prevent any ongoing concerns.

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