SEND Partnership survey

Published: 17th Oct 2018

If you care for, work with or support children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities we actively encourage you to take part and complete this survey.

Birmingham was inspected by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2018 to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.

The Ofsted/CQC Chief Inspector determined that Birmingham City Council and NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were required to jointly submit a written statement of action because of significant areas of weakness in the local area’s practice.

Whilst there were some examples of good practice, overall services and the SEND system across the city was failing children and families and not delivering good outcomes for individuals with SEND.

A partnership comprising Birmingham City Council, NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is working together to understand what has gone wrong. The partnership will work together with parents, schools and the voluntary sector to deliver a new SEND service over the next two years.

Jeanette Young, Interim Director of Commissioning and Innovation at Birmingham Children’s Trust said:

“We have asked Birmingham Voluntary Service Council to host a survey to both review and gain an understanding of the experience of people in Birmingham using SEND services. 

“If you care for or work with or support children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities we actively encourage you to take part and complete this survey.

“The incredibly valuable feedback we receive will inform our inspection response and the subsequent plan we will deliver over the next few years to improve outcomes for children, young people and families in Birmingham.”

The survey will take you around 10-15 minutes to complete, and the deadline for completing is Friday 9 November 2018.

Complete the survey now