This edition of the HPCI update is focussing on the results of the annual survey that we recently ran – what families told us and how we are using the information. We had 1,140 responses and we are truly grateful for the time and efforts that families took to share their views and experiences.
What did we learn?
How can I find out more about the results?
If you want to see a report with all the headline findings, as well as links to the background data, you can access these on our website here.
What will HPCI do with the findings?
How has HPCI used the information so far?
We have presented our finding to the Hertfordshire SEND and Inclusion Board so that those working at senior levels across all SEND areas are aware of the views of families.
We have also used it to support discussions on specific topics. Last month, an HPCI rep and representatives from SEND Crisis Herts met with County Councillors and Hero Slinn (the Director for Inclusion and Skills for HCC) to discuss progress following last year’s SEND Crisis Herts survey about communication with the Statutory SEND team at HCC.
Hero Slinn took us through the council’s plan to address the issues raised in the survey report, that were also highlighted in the HPCI survey.
It was helpful to be able to explain the issues and their impact on our families directly to County Councillors, and to talk about how we can work together to improve things. SEND Crisis Herts are running their survey again at the moment to see if the improvements are being felt by parents and schools yet, and we plan to meet again next term with them and HCC. If you want to complete their new survey, it is open until 13 February and the link is: https://forms.gle/5WwQjr9RuDp7duVo7
I hope that you have found this update helpful – we were really grateful for such a great response to our first annual survey and it has given us some really powerful information to use in our conversations with those who make decisions about Herts SEND services.