Essex Family Forum would like to invite you to have your voice heard! we are hosting workshops in 12 of the districts of Essex,  along with 4 larger evening sessions in main locations. You can Book your place & see the full list of venues & dates at

At these workshops we will be asking you to tell us what’s happening now, what’s working, and what’s not. We would love to hear what you have to say! This will be followed by the opportunity to draw a line in the sand, take stock and think about how you would like to see SEND services develop moving forward. We would like you to share your vision for SEND under two main headings;

  • Developing School led SEND
  • Growing the Specialist SEND Provision in Essex.

(Full details of what these headings mean, can be found in the document Developing a strategy for SEND in Essex )

From small changes and bright ideas to big innovations, we want to hear them all! As parents/carers you have knowledge and insight that makes you experts because of your lived experiences. Your input at these events will be anonymous and fed back forming part of the public engagement that will influence the strategy for SEND in Essex. Take this opportunity to get involved, have your say and together we will make a difference…we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please see the links provided:

The Full document Developing a strategy for SEND in Essex was published by ECC in March 2019.

 The SEND Strategy in Essex 2019 -2024 provides you with details of SEND public engagement

More information & how to get involved can be found here on the Local Offer.

You are also invited to take part in an Online survey as part of the ongoing public engagement.