SENDirect's Research 2016
At the end of last year we spoke directly to parents, professionals and professionals about their experiences around access to local services and support. Our research showed that there is a huge gulf between the experiences of parents and providers and we wanted to find out why.
We have been working closely with a group of Researchers to carry out research around the choices available to families in Local Authorities. We’ve also looked at what families have told us through social media, blogging and searches through the site.
Since our launch in January we’ve been really overwhelmed with the number of new and returning visitors to the site and we’ve analysed their searches alongside our national audits around childcare sufficiency, access to personal budgets and short breaks, and have made some interesting findings.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our State of the Nation report which aims to highlight the issues families face when trying to access local services for children and young people with additional needs. Alongside this, we have also produced 3 in-depth reports around short breaks provision, childcare sufficiency and personal budgets. To view our research please click on the links below: