Who is the survey for?
It’s for all children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan (also known as an EHC Plan).
What’s an Education Health and Care Plan?
It’s the plan that describes what is important to a child or young person, their needs and says what support they should get.
The survey is being carried out by a charity called 'In Control' and is in part funded by the Department for Education.
Why do you want to know?
We want to know how the process of getting an Education Health and Care plan worked for you and what difference it has made to your child, so we can help improve things for others who need support.
Who will read my answers?
Your local authority, school or health service may get a copy of your answers but they will not know who wrote them. We will also read your answers. People who read your answers will not know who wrote them. We may also make the answers available through a public archive.
What are you going to do with my answers?
We will use them to help improve the way Education Health and Care Plans work where you live and across the country. The answers will also be used to write reports that will be made public.
Do I have to answer the questions on my own?
No; you can ask someone you trust to help you complete the survey.
Do I have to answer the questions?
No; if you do not want to take part then that is absolutely fine. You can also choose to answer some or all of the questions. If you do answer them we will only use them in the way we have described.
There are 31 questions in this survey.