National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Text Size A A A

Slideshow Image

SEND Implementation Survey – Phase 3

February 4, 2015

As you may remember, we ran surveys on behalf of the Department for Education in the Spring and Summer of 2014, we asked you about your local area’s readiness for the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)  reforms, and then about the LA implementation of the reforms in Autumn 2014. Thank you to everyone who took part. We had a fantastic response rate to the previous surveys. You can see the most recent anonymised report of the results here.

Phase 3 - SEN Implementation Imahe

Six months after implementation, the Department for Education and NHS England are keen to hear from parent carer forums how implementation is progressing in your local area. The current survey is designed to help the Department for Education and NHS England understand progress, success and challenges in implementing the reforms. You can take part in this survey here

Local authorities have also been sent an implementation survey – similar to this one – to complete, reviewing their progress on implementation. You may want to talk to your local authority about the responses you may both wish to provide in relation to implementation, and see if you have a shared view. The survey will play an important role in tailoring the support which is available to local areas. It will also help to identify those local areas making particularly good progress, in order to share learning.

An anonymised version of the survey results with both England wide and regional data will be published publicly, but not information at individual area level which will only be shared with the Department for Education and NHS England who will use it to help inform their support and challenge to local area.  All information related to Government business is potentially subject to the Freedom of Information Act; should we receive any requests for data at individual area level we will consult the forum concerned to take views about the sensitivity of the information requested.

Please note that only one response per forum should be submitted, and this should be submitted by the parent carer forum in receipt of the Department for Education participation grant. If you are not a member of your local forum but would like your views to be considered, you can find the contact details of your local forum here. Wherever possible, please consult as many  forum members as possible for their input before completing this form (although we do appreciate the tight timescales may make this a challenge).

Please see attached the link to the survey.  The deadline for responses is Friday 13th February 2015.  We appreciate this is a short timescale.  You can complete the survey online or you can fill in the word version of the survey and email back to  If you would prefer to complete this over the telephone please contact Helen Reid to arrange a mutually convenient time to speak. If you have any queries, please contact Helen Reid at or on 07738 895007.