Children and young people with additional needs and disabilities (SEND), their families, and the professionals who work with them are once again being asked to share their views and experiences to help improve services and support.
Norfolk County Council and NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) are jointly responsible for SEND provision in education, social care, and health, and also work with partners to ensure wider support is available.
Over 1,200 people participated in Norfolk’s first SEND survey last year. The Conservative Councillor in charge of Children’s Services, Penny Carpenter, has said: “Last year’s response was excellent and gave us a huge amount of valuable information. We have shared this widely and used it to help us improve a range of services.”
The survey aims to capture responses from across different parts of the county and relating to a wide range of different needs. It has been designed to be as easy as possible and asks questions about support, education, health, EHCPs and social care. There are separate sets of questions for: children and young people aged eight to 25; parents and carers; and professionals. The survey can be completed anonymously and should only take around 15 minutes.
The survey is open from Tuesday 9 May until 5pm on Monday 30 June. The County Council reports what it did as a result of last year’s survey here.
The new survey is available at www.norfolk.gov.uk/sendsurvey