SEND  survey and consultation page

This page presents results from all surveys and consultations, conducted with parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

Results from past  SEND surveys and consultations

Use the drop down menus to see results for each survey/consultation.


Survey conducted during January 2020 – 181 responses were received.

Download the "Parent carer views of the EHC process" full report (PDF, 464KB).

Short summary of results:

High proportions of those completing an assessment had received an EHC Plan, and good proportions felt the EHC Plans described their needs, that the right people were involved in the process, and felt they had been involved in decision making.

However, there are some areas of concern highlighted within the survey, most notably around the clarity of the process. There also continue to be concerns around the time taken to complete assessments and plans.

Survey conducted during January 2020 – 181 responses were received.

Download the "Parent carer views of the autism process" full report (PDF, 488KB).

Short summary of results:

Positive feedback was received throughout the survey about the autism assessment process, and it is positive to note that large proportions of respondents feel they understand autism, and how it affects their child/young person.

However, it is a concern that almost two thirds of respondents (65%) felt they needed something further from EHC services, to help them understand and support their child/young person.

There are also areas of the process which seem to require improvement, including lowering the waiting times for assessments and results, providing clear points of contact, and providing clear explanation of certain aspects of the process.

Consultation conducted during November 2019 – 123 responses were received.

Download the "Short Breaks for Disabled Children Parent Carer Consultation" full report (PDF, 302KB).

Short summary of results:

A majority of respondents had accessed short breaks in the past 24 months (77%), and the most frequently used providers were Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust, Everybody Sport and Recreation, and Space4Autism.

A small proportion of respondents were not accessing short breaks (24 out of 123, 19%), and required further information on where and what they were able to access them.

For those respondents who were accessing short breaks a number of them expressed how beneficial they were: having time to themselves /ability to recharge.

Based on responses to this survey, ideally future short break provision should be provided during school holidays, ensure staff have awareness of the individual child or young person’s needs, be active and simulating, and involve holiday or sport based activities.

Above all else, an understanding of the individual needs of the child or young person was felt to be paramount for the success of the service.

Upcoming  SEND surveys and consultations

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