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Annual Parent Carer SEND Survey – we want your views

13 January 2021

The Cheshire East 0-25 SEND Partnership has launched its annual parent carer survey on 11 January, aimed at parents and carers of those children and young people who have had an education health and care (EHC) assessment or an autism assessment with the NHS.

The partnership ran a similar survey last January where just over 180 responses were received. The results from the 2020 survey showed that parent and carers needed more clarity on the EHC process and there were concerns around the time taken to complete assessments and plans.

Last year’s survey also indicated that parents and carers needed more support for children and young people waiting for an autism diagnosis, concerns about waiting times for assessments and results and again clarity on the process.

The partnership wants to know if improvements made to services during the last year have been seen and felt by parents and carers and ultimately improve the lives of children and young people with SEND across Cheshire East.

Watch a short interview below with Jacky Forster, director of education at Cheshire East Council and chair of the SEND Partnership and Kate Walters, co-chair of the Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum.  Jacky and Kate talk about why it’s important that parents and carers share their views.  A transcript of the video (PDF, 87kb) is also available.


The survey opened on Monday 11 January and runs for four weeks with a closing date of Monday 8 February 2021.

The partnership really does want to hear your views to help them to improve services that support children and young people with SEND so please complete our survey to help achieve this.