Consultations and Workshops

The page contains consultations, workshops and information sessions that may be of interest to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

SEND Review

Share your views on proposals for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) system by Friday 22 July 2022.

The Government want to hear from a wide range of people including:

  • parents/carers
  • children and young people
  • and people working in the SEND and alternative provision system.

On the GOV.UK website there are resources to help you understand the proposals.

The Department for Education have also now published accessible versions of the green paper including:

  • a full British Sign Language version to support those who are deal or have a hearing impairment
  • an easy-read version to support those with learning disabilities
  • a guide to help children and young people with SEND or those in alternative provision to understand the green paper and respond to the consultation.

Take part in the consultation at: SEND Review

iPoorly Project

Do you have a sick child under the age of 12 and live in the Plymouth area? If you do and would be interested in helping the NHS design resources to help parents when their child is sick at home, please register at: iPoorly Project

Childcare Choices Website Survey

Childcare Choices is used by parents, childcare providers and local authorities. The Department for Education is keen to hear any feedback and comments you may have as users. Please help by completing the two minute survey at: Childcare Choices Website Survey

Plymouth City Council SEND Service Review – Parent/Carer Consultation

This review of the Plymouth City Council SEND service provides an opportunity for parents and carers to give feedback about their lived experiences of accessing SEND services in Plymouth.

Parents and carers can share their feedback by visiting: SEND Service Review

PIAS Website Consultation Feedback: Dec 2021-Feb 2022

Plymouth Information Advice and Support service provides information advice and support to children, young people and their families around SEND. Between December 2021 and February 2022 we asked for feedback on the content of our website to ensure that the information meets your needs and is accessible.

The consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone that contributed.

Here is a summary of the responses:

Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV)

Sessions run by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) can be booked at Eventbrite by clicking on the links:

  • Currently none available 

For more information on PPCV sessions, please contact Claire Paddon at: