Share your experiences of the Kirklees SEND System

Kirklees Council would like to know more about your experience of support within the SEND system and to work together to identify ideas and opportunities for the future.

Kirklees Council and PCAN have previously worked with a number of parents, carers and families who have children and young people with additional needs to understand their experiences of the SEND system and local services. Previous work has included the high needs review, what early help looks like in Kirklees and the current behaviour survey.

Kirklees Council is working on improvements to the local system, but recognise that there are still gaps in our knowledge. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed additional challenges on children, young people and their families, the learning from this experience can inform improvements to the SEND system and local services in Kirklees.

As ever, your views and experiences are instrumental in helping us shape the future support for children, young people and their families across Kirklees. To support this work, we would be grateful if you could take the time to complete this survey which shouldn’t take any longer than 15 minutes.

You can access the survey link here.

The survey will be open until the 13th July 2020. An external partner IMPOWER will be supporting us to analyse the results of the survey.

The survey covers:

  • Experiences of the SEND system during the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • Experiences of support before the pandemic;
  • Experiences of transition points across the education journey;
  • Experiences of Exclusions;
  • Ideas and opportunities for improving the system.

All responses to the survey are anonymous. Please be as open and honest as possible in answering these questions.

We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey, your input is valued and will inform our new approach in Kirklees.

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2 Responses to Share your experiences of the Kirklees SEND System

  1. Kelly Overton says:

    My son and myself have had quite a few bad experiences with kirklees SEND they have not completed paperwork in deadlines allocated by law, they have mislead tribunal saying items have been agreed when they haven’t been & if I do not put head of service/departments into emails they get ignored and not replied too they do not provide adequate services for children with SEND for example therapies which would help children get the best out of the education available to them while in mainstream schools. The funding is no where near what it actually costs the school to keep my son safe and maintaining his education in school, the rest of the bill has been paid at cost to school and this is absolutely disgusting as if he were in a special school they would be paid more than the mainstream. They tell lies and twist things you say to make you look like a bad parent when we are doing our best with what’s available to our children. They do not suppport parents in the way they should they say they are listening and taking on board what we say but then completely disregard anything we have said. Kirklees SEND needs a complete overhaul and people need to be held accountable for there actions as they are paid to do a job and are not doing it in a way that is in the child’s best interest.

    • PCAN Admin says:

      Hi Kelly, it’s so sad to hear this kind of stuff. This is why we are pushing for improvements and why parents’ views are so critical to getting the support right. Please share the survey link if you can. Did you include these comments on the survey? If not would you like me to forward them on to the consultancy company? This would be done anonymously unless you want your name included. Is any of this ongoing or did you get things resolved? regards Carol

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