Open Surveys

Support in the Early Years

We would like your views on support within early years. In particular we are looking at the Portage Service and the Early years area SENCO’s. We held 2 online events to collect your views but appreciate that not everyone could attend so have different ways for those unable to attend to share their views.

Click on the image below to see the slides from the events and access the online survey. We will close the survey on Friday 3rd December at 4pm.

Menti meter survey

One year on from the SEND Inspection

This survey is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), who live in Somerset or use Somerset services. 
In March 2020, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Somerset, to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. The inspectors found significant weaknesses and the local area and a plan of how the local area would address this was created.   

The survey will be used to inform Somerset Parent Carer Forum’s report as part of the monitoring of the Written Statement of Action. The information collected will be shared anonymously with the representatives from the Department of Education and NHS England, the SEND Improvement board, Somerset County Council and Somerset Clinical Commissioning group. No personal information will be shared without your consent to do so. 

We estimate the survey will take approximately 10- 15 minutes to complete. If you require any help to complete or would like a paper version please contact us on 01458 259384 or email  All data from this survey will be stored securely inline with the forums GDPR policy which is available here.

The survey will close on Monday 3rd January 2022 at midday.

Your experience of the Education, Health and Care assessment and plan process.

Click on the image below to access the online survey. We will close the survey on Friday 17th December at 4pm.