The highlights report of the 8th Department for Education SEND survey of parent carer forums and local authorities have been published on 31 January 2017.
123 of the 150 parent carer forums responded, the highest rate yet, and 70% of all local areas reported that the local authority and parent carer forum had either completed the survey together or had shared their responses with each other. Read about the Local Authorities highlights in the DfE’s January 2017 Newsletter and the parent carer forum highlights report.
Contact a Family, the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and the DfE will be working together to produce three more surveys over the next 18 months, and these will follow a similar format to the autumn 2016 survey. The next surveys will be launched at the beginning of May 2017, and close at the end of that month.