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This survey is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), who live in Somerset and have requested an Education, Health and Care needs assessment.

The following survey will be used to inform practice in Somerset, with the view to improving things for families and recognise services families’ value. The information collected will be shared anonymously with various boards Somerset County Council and Somerset Clinical Commissioning group. No personal information will be shared without your consent to do so. Please do not include information that would allow your child to be identified.

We estimate the survey will take approximately 10- 15 minutes to complete. If you require any help to complete or would like a paper version please contact us on 01458 259384 or email getinvolved@somersetparentcarerforum.org.uk. All data from this survey will be stored securely for up to 7 years in line with the forums GDPR policy which is available on our website.

Please do not use the survey to raise safeguarding concern, instead ring Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224.

The anonymised results of this survey will be shared on Somerset Parent Carer Forums website within 14 days of this survey closing.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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* 1. Does your child have an Education, Health and Care Plan?

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* 2. When was your child's assessment and/or plan issue?

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* 3. How old is your child or young person?

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* 4. What type of education does your child or young person access?

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* 5. How did the process of getting the EHCP start?

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* 6. To what extent did the following happen during the assessment process for an EHCP?

  Strongly Agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Your views were included
Your child's views were included
Communication about the EHCP was clear throughout the process.
The staff you were dealing with were knowledgeable about the process.
The time and work you had to put in to getting an EHCP was reasonable 
A personal budget was explained and offered
I was given information about where I could go for help and support during the process

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* 7. Please complete this section to let us know about the quality of our plan.

  Strongly agree Agree I do not agree or disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
My child's EHCP is easy to understand
My child's needs are clearly identified in the EHCP
My child's EHCP will help them prepare for their future life
The provision in the plan is clear and I can see what should be provided for my child 
I know when my child's EHCP will be reviewed
My child's plan clearly sets out the named provider (e.g nursery, school or college)
I am happy with the education part of my child's plan 
I am happy with the care part of my child's plan
I am happy with the health part of my child's plan
I know where to go if the provision in my child's plan is not delivered

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* 8. How long did the EHCP process take?

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* 9. If you used any of these services please let us know your experience

  Did not use Excellent experience Good experience Okay experience  Poor experience Awful Experience 
SENDIAS
Mediation Service (e.g Global Mediation)
Tribunal 
Local Offer
Solicitor 
Charity or voluntary organisation

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Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Thank you for sharing your experiences.
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