Feedback, Surveys and Events

We know that as SEND families we are often asked to complete surveys, to give our opinion on services and share our lived experiences but getting any feedback on the outcome of all the information we have  provided is quite often what is lacking.

As your parent carer forum, we aim to provide regular feedback on the information you have given us and what we have done with it.

There are also many projects we are involved with, some arising from our recent Annual Survey and some from the OFSTED/CQC Inspection in 2019 as well as other work around SEND.  We are requesting regular updates from the various services within the Local Area (Education, Health and Care) for us to share with families on this page.

We are also keen to hear from parents, in person (virtually and, hopefully soon, face to face).  Any events or training opportunities that we host , or are hosted by other organisations, that benefit parent/carers will be posted here.

Please keep an eye on this section of our website for these regular updates.

Essex Family Forum's Annual Family Impact Survey

We are delighted to be able to publish the findings of our first Annual Family Impact Survey, conducted during October 2020.  We have been very busy analysing all the rich and detailed information families shared with us. Please click on one of the links below to view our detailed Full Report or Summary Report (with key highlights of our findings).

If you have any additional or new feedback on SEND Services in Essex you want to share with us – please visit our Virtual Grafitti Wall and post your comments there.

Alternatively you can always email us at

Previous Parent Feedback surveys conducted by Essex Family Forum



We conducted our latest parent survey on Communication & Support with schools during COVID-19 between 22nd May to 31st May 2020.

We have produced a snapshot of our findings and a full report detailing the experiences of our families both positive and negative.


Our first report on Communication & Support from Schools in Essex during COVID 19 can be found here

Click on the image to read in full page format.