Family impact survey

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Family Impact Survey 2023 report out now!!

Please find below the full report from our 2023 Family Impact Survey. This is compiled from all the rich information given to us by parents and carers. Thank you to all those that completed the survey, your voice can make a difference!

We will be sharing the report with senior leadership teams across Essex and the Conclusion and Next Steps section of our report details our recommendations and the agreed process in place to begin to respond to and address the findings. 

Why did we conduct this survey?

We conducted this survey to measure the current levels of parental satisfaction with local services for SEND Families and to compare with the data collected within our previous surveys.  As the Parent Carer Forum we know that there is work being undertaken to improve services for children and young people with SEND.  However, we are also aware that families’ experiences are still inconsistent and can vary greatly.

We are now working our way through all the data that was provided to produce a report for 2023 that will be shared with relevant services and published.


I have information/feedback that I want to share NOW – how do I do that?

You can share any current feedback on our Graffiti Wall. It is available all year round and is reviewed each quarter. Please click here to provide your feedback.

What difference will it make?

This survey will help identify where there is positive impact from the changes being made, but also what the barriers to a positive experience for families still are.  As the Parent Carer Forum we use your feedback in this survey to influence further policy decisions and work to develop support and information for families.

There are many things that are being developed specifically as a result of parental feedback. Essex County Council have provided an update on some of the ongoing work that is being undertaken. Please click on the image to learn more.
Below are examples of some of the support and information that families told us they wanted that are now in place:

  • Supporting your Neurodiverse Child resource pack – Click here to view
  • ECC SEND Navigators
  • SEND Roadshows (giving parent/carers opportunities to meet with representatives from Education, Social Care and Health.)”

What's on/Coming up

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