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Rotherham MBC- 2019 Survey for Practitioners working with children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan

The Personal Outcome Evaluation Tool (POET) survey is a quick questionnaire that asks how our special education needs support services are working in Rotherham and whether they have made a difference to you.


Who is the survey for?

It’s for Practitioners working with children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan (also known as an EHC plan) and who are using the special education needs and disability (SEND) support services.

What’s an Education Health and Care Plan?

It’s a legal document which describes a child or young person's special education needs, the support they need and the outcomes they would like to achieve.

Who’s asking?

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 Education Health and Care plans are being introduced and how helpful they are.

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 and how services support you where you work 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?

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.







This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.