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Tell us what you think about the Education Health and Care Process

Published: Thursday, 24th September 2015

Children and young people, families and practitioners across Rotherham are being asked to look at the impact of parts of the new special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms.

Rotherham Local Authority is one of 74 councils in England selected for the programme. We will be part of a piece of work to measure the difference that the newly introduced Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and personal budgets have made to the lives of children and young people with SEND.

The programme is being led by the charity In Control with Lancaster University, and is supported by the Department for Education. It will look at what’s working well and what’s not working with the new EHC Plans and also whether they have made a difference to children and young people’s lives. We will also be able to look at how many children and young people have personal budgets and their impact.

Children and young people, parents/carers and practitioners who have experience of the EHC Assessment and EHC plans are encouraged to take part to give their views and share their experiences. The results from this will be used to help improve what happens locally and will also be used at a national level to influence the implementation of the SEND reforms.

The questionnaire should only take about 15 minutes to complete. Your views are very important. The deadline for completing the survey is December 31st, however we would appreciate your response sooner as ongoing feedback about your thoughts and experiences will be very useful.

Please click on the appropriate link to start the survey:

Survey for children/young people

Survey for practitioners

Survey for parents

If you would prefer a paper copy of the questionnaire or if you have any questions about the survey please contact Kerry Taylor from the Rotherham SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) on 01709 823627 or email

Thank you for sharing your views.