Over the last 6 months we have spoken to many parent carers, schools and other groups to understand how we can make things better for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and additional needs.

We also asked more parent carers and children and young people for their views through a survey which ran between 12th July – 3rd September 2021. We had 48 responses from children and young people and 109 from parent carers. Thank you to those of you who took the time to complete this – it was great to hear what you had to say.

All of this feedback has been used to help us write our draft strategy. We want the strategy to be developed with children, young people and families. So we now want to check that we have heard the right things, and that the plans we are making are the right ones.

We would ask that you take the time to look at the draft strategy and respond to this consultation.