We have received the following feedback from Iain Peel Service Director for Schools and Learning, today in relation to the report compiled from the survey we carried out in June and July.  If you would like to ask any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

Survey Feedback


‘COVID-19 Survey for Individuals Living with Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Learning Disabilities and their Carers.’

Consultation Link

 This is a consultation run by Derbyshire County Council & Derby & Derbyshire CCGs.


Please find below the Key Area’s Second Survey Report below:

Key Areas Second Survey 14th July 2020 Report

We look to update this post with feedback from Educational Settings via the Local Authority as soon as we receive it.

This survey is now closed

Report to follow 15th July 2020

Second Survey:

This survey will be open until the 8th July and reported by the 15th July.  This is to ensure educational settings have your views in preparation for more children/young people returning to school in September – Your Views Count

To support the return to schools and educational settings within the guidelines of Central Government, Derbyshire County Council would like your views on what your concerns are for your child and/or young person.  We would like to rate the suggestions given and also add comments on anything else that you feel should be considered.

All views are anonymous and once collated and reported the data will be shared with the Local Authority and relevant services to ensure the safe return of our children and young people.

Additional questions have been added to this second survey.

Share your views Here



Results are now available from the latest survey, shared with the Local Authority, health and educational psychology to ensure your priorities are addressed for your child or young person returning to school.  Click below to see the results

Survey Results





To support the return to schools and educational settings within the guidelines of Central Government, Derbyshire County Council would like your views on what your concerns are for your child and/or young person.  We would like to rate the suggestions given and also add comments on anything else that you feel should be considered.

All views are anonymous and once collated and reported the data will be shared with the Local Authority and relevant services to ensure the safe return of our children and young people.

 Please click Here to share your views.



Talking About Tomorrow

You may already be aware of the survey on transitions to adulthood titled ‘Talking about Tomorrow’ The survey is funded by the Dept for Health and Social Care for parents and carers of young disabled people aged 14 and over.  

To complete the survey and for more information, follow this link:  


All Posts Below are OLD Posts

They are left for your information only some links may no longer be active.

NOW ENDED – Short Breaks Consultation 2020 – NOW ENDED

Please follow the links to find out more and to take part in Derbyshire County Councils consultations on Short Breaks for disabled children, young people and their families.

Parent Carer Consultation

Child/Young Person Consultation

Ensure your views are given so your families voice is heard.


Has your child or young person been diagnosed with ADHD in the North Derbyshire?

Chesterfield Royal Hospital have devised together with Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice, a questionnaire to improve the patient experience and working together with families to make the ADHD services in North Derbyshire as efficient as possible.

ADHD Survey

Annual SEND Process In Derbyshire Survey

Annually we carry out the SEND Process in Derbyshire survey to compare year-on-year how Derbyshire has improved and to highlight where improvements need to be made. This report forms part of the parent/carer views, concerns and ideas which contribute to the Derbyshire SEND Strategy.

All survey responses are anonymous and all comments are shared as part of the survey report via the Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice website, social media and within education, health and social care.

Click HERE to take part.


Mental Health

Working with Futures in Mind, we have developed a few simple questions to gather views about the mental health and wellbeing of families who have children/young people with SEND. This will enable us to pass the information gained to Futures in Mind and other organisations that provide mental health support for families. We can also use this information to further develop surveys in more specific areas.

To share your views Click Here

the survey will close on the 19th of May 2019.

Derbyshire Home School Transport

The SEND Home to School Transport Review was established with dual aims:

  • To identify opportunities to increase independence-building; and
  • To maintain sustainable costs through identifying alternative ways of managing travel assistance without cutting services. 

This survey would like your views on independence-building and on being more flexible in how we provide travel assistance.

We would like you to complete this survey to ensure parent/carers are heard and their views, ideas and suggestions are used.

Click HERE to take part



The Local Offer

Derbyshire Local Offer is currently being revamped and to ensure it is more user friendly and contains relevant information we asked for your views.

To see the report on this consultation click here

If you haven’t already seen the Local Offer you can check it out here: 

Derbyshire Local Offer

SEND Process In Derbyshire

REPORT AVAILABLE HERE  2018 Survey Report – SEND Process in Derbyshire

How have you found the Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) Process In Derbyshire?

We want you views positive and negative, we carried out this survey throughout January and February last year and it would be great to have a comparison just over a year on.

This survey will be open from Monday 21st May 2018 to Friday the 20th July, this will be reported back to the you as parent/carers within a week, this will also be reported back to the Local Authority  with recommendation.

A further comparative report will be issued shortly after.

Here is the link SEND Process In Derbyshire Survey  and we look forward to reading your views.

Thank you in advance for your time, we hope this will support the good practice and remedy the bad


Quick Snap Surveys

Reports now available here: Survey Results

We have two surveys that are available from Thursday the 12th April until Sunday the 15th April to review previously looked at areas.

We carried out a surveys on the GRIP (Graduated Response for Individual Pupil) in March-April 2017 and we would like to see if those views have changed over the year.

We also asked the question a few months ago if parent/carers were aware of what My SEND Learning Plan was and if so was it useful.

We are reporting on this to the Local Authority on Monday the 16th of April, this report will also be on this website for you to view.

Thank you in advance for your time.

GRIP Survey

My SEND Learning Plan


Consultation on Residential and Foster Care Placements

Report available here

Derbyshire County Council has commissioned the charity Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice from January to mid-February 2018 to consult with:

  • Parent and carers of children with additional needs using residential or foster care, including respite care
  • Parent carers of children with additional needs that do not use residential or foster care
  • Paid staff that work alongside families of children with additional needs for example, Social Workers, Foster Carers, Community Care Workers, Health Workers, Residential Staff, Outreach Workers etc.

The consultation seeks your views on the relative strengths and disadvantages of foster and residential care as a placement option for children with additional needs.

Please follow the appropriate link below to access the survey’s, thank you in advance for your time.

Parent Carers That DON’T USE an Overnight Placement Service

Parent Carers of Children Under 18 Using an Overnight Placement Service

Professionals (including Foster Carers)


Your Views Required

Does your child/young person have a My SEND Learning Plan? We NEED to hear your feedback on the process, your involvement and how you think it is working.


Your Views Required

The below link is a letter from the Derbyshire County Council to gain your views, please take a little time to have a look and follow the links on the letter so send your views.

Letter to parents and children for POET Survey


Service Gaps?

Have you been affected since the closure of Children’s Centres or the end of Aiming High?

We have developed a working relationship with Healthwatch Derbyshire and now hold regular meetings to discuss what issues are currently being faced through health social care services and if these issues are becoming a trend!  If this is the case a piece of work is carried out to see how changes can be made to resolve these continuing issues.

While we also work alongside Disabled Children’s Social Care Service our first request of calling for evidence matches both of these areas.

The area in we would like to hear from you is in the gaps in services since the closure of Children’s Centres, we appreciate that this number may be limited to families with children/young people with SEND.  So we would like to know what gaps have arisen since the end of Aiming High funding in September 2016.

Please complete the form below, this information will be used in relation to Healthwatch Derbyshire and Disabled Children’s Social Care Service.  If you would like to remain anonymous please say.  If you would like us to use your details please give us your name and your child/young person’s name as some cases will be looked into to look at the service previously provided and if there is possibility of a service being provided.

GRIP (Graduated Response for Individual Pupil) in Derbyshire

In Derbyshire the Local Authority provide funding for pupils whose needs are not being met through SEN Support but felt not appropriate to begin the process for an Education, Health and Care Plan.

If you have had experience of going through the GRIP process, please complete our survey below.  This information will be used to make the process easier to access and understand.  Schools are also being sent a school related survey on the GRIP to support their access and understanding.

GRIP Survey


We have a quick Questionnaire on SEND Transport

We are taking your views forward to initiate a Transport Task Group, more views we get the more we can influence the direction of this group.

The group will be lead by the project manager who is doing the annual transport review and parents and carers.  After this initial questionnaire we may need too do a Survey Monkey to get expand to get views where Derbyshire County Council need them to inform their decision.

SEND Transport Survey 2017 once completed please email to (no need to print it out just over type in the boxes).  We will finish taking comments on the 31st March but will keep you updated on our work.

Parents and carers are working alongside the local authority with this and if you are interested in joining a task group please let us know by contacting us filling the contact form below.

Speech & Language Therapy Consultation

The Bercow: Ten Years On inquiry is open. Share your experiences of support for speech, language and communication needs.


Changes to Children’s Surgery & Anaesthesia Services

We are currently consulting on proposals to change the way children’s surgery and anaesthesia services are provided in the region.

Click below to find out more and have your say

Consultation Document and Survey

SEND Process in Derbyshire

The Local Authority has a legal duty to assess and cater for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). They work in partnership with schools and also provide specialist support services and facilities for a range of learning and behavioural problems and for physical and sensory impairments.

Schools have a responsibility to make provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). This support might be:

SEN Support

GRIP (Graduated Response to Individual Pupils)

ETAEYS (Funding for Early Years)

Statement of Need

EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan)  

 We want to make sure that this support is being provided AND that you are happy with the process too.

We would really appreciate your feedback, whatever level of support your child/young person receives or doesn’t receive. Taking part in this survey will help us to gather opinions and feedback to the Local Authority.

Please click on the link below to take part.

SEND Process in Derbyshire Survey

If you have any questions about the survey then please do not hesitate to contact us at

Thank you