Survey of Parents and Carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability 2020 - Spring Term

Following the Ofsted/CQC inspection findings of SEND services across Bristol, we are developing our Written Statement of Action SEND improvement plan. This survey is one of the things we are doing to help us to better understand parents’, carers’ and children and young people’s experiences of the SEND system in Bristol.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey – your feedback is really important. We want to know what you would like to see improved and what is working well to help us make the significant changes needed across the local area.

The survey will be open until 27 March 2020.

A survey for young people with SEND is running at the same time and can be found at

After the survey closes we will write and publish a report that sets out what you have told us and how we will use that information to improve all areas of the SEND system in Bristol. We will run this survey every six months to make sure that the actions we are taking are having a positive impact and improving the experience of all children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

If you would like to seek advice or support relating to SEND, please click here to go to the Bristol Local Offer website.

To find out other ways that you can share your views, please see the events page on the Local Offer website:

1. What is your full postcode, e.g. BS9 3JZ.

Please note that this information is optional but providing it helps us understand how people from different areas of the city and further afield view the SEND services. It won’t be used to identify individuals or organisations.


2. How many children and young people (aged 0-25 years) within your household have SEND?

Please note - you will need to complete a new survey for each child.


3. How old is your child/ young person with SEND?


4. How would you describe your child or young person’s learning difficulty/difficulties or disability/disabilities? Please tick all that apply.