Sefton Public Engagement and Consultation Panel
The Council and a number of partners have developed a Public Engagement and Consultation Framework which sets out how we will speak with and listen to our communities and involve them in the work we do.
One of the ways we will do this is through the Sefton Public Engagement and Consultation Panel. The Panel
- is responsible for ensuring that public engagement and consultation in Sefton complies with the standards contained within the Public Engagement and Consultation Framework
- includes representatives from the Council, South Sefton and Southport Clinical Commissioning Group, Sefton CVS, Sefton Young Advisors, Sefton Equalities Partnership, Merseyside Police, Mersey Fire and Rescue Service and Mersey Travel
- meets every two months and receives proposals from partner organisations wishing to carry out public engagement and consultation activity.
SEND Parent/Carer Survey 2019
Between November and December 2019, parents and carers of children/young people with SEND had the opportunity to take part in a survey on what is going well and what could be improved in our local area around the key areas of education, health, social care, information provision and how the system is working together.
Sefton Council worked with the Sefton Parent Carer Forum to design the survey and this was sent to 1,588 parents and carers of children with an Education, Health and Care Plan and promoted on the Local Offer and through the Sefton Parent and Carer Forum. There were 254 surveys returned within the timeframe and the responses have been analysed and will be reported to the SEND Continuous Improvements Board.
This survey will help provide the SEND Continuous Improvements Board with a baseline to monitor experience, involvement and satisfaction.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who took the time to complete the survey.
SEND Short Survey Report 2020
Thank you to the parents and carers who took part in the SEND Short Survey in September this year. The aim of this short survey was to take a snap-shot from parents and carers to understand whether you are seeing an improvement in the help and support you are receiving from health, education social care and the SEN casework team in Sefton.
The full report has been shared with the SEND Continuous Improvement Board.
SEND Parent/Carer Survey 2021
SEND Spring Survey 2021 Report
In March this year parents and carers of children/young people with SEND had the opportunity to take part in a third survey on what is going well and what could be improved in our local area. This was a similar survey to that of November 2019 but with a couple of extra questions to understand the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic and also how long parents and carers had been receiving SEND support for their child/young person.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. The results have been shared with the SEND Continuous Improvement Board and the full consultation report can be found here.
For this survey, there was a prize draw of 3 £50 shopping vouchers. We are pleased to announce that the draw took place and the winners have been sent their vouchers.