Thank you to everyone who completed our survey, you can read our full summary here.

The survey of parent carers was carried out between 12th and 22nd October 2021 to find out parent carers views on the SEND inspection report. Parent Carers were asked what they thought of the outcomes, their experiences in these areas and their ideas on how to improve it.

80% of respondents either Agreed or Strongly Agreed with the five areas being the priorities.

Those who added comments generally felt that the situation was underestimated:

“the wording didn’t go far enough”

“feels like a very “light touch”

 or that there were further areas that should have been recognised as weaknesses.

“but many more things glossed over or ignored”

Areas that parent carers felt should have been identified as weaknesses included

  • post-16 / transition to adulthood,
  • respite / short breaks,
  • waiting lists other than Autism
  • issues with access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

We are using the information from this survey in the discussions around the production Written Statement of Action and to develop the priorities for us as an organisation for the next few months.

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