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

Global Parent/Carer Perceptions Towards Special/Mainstream Education: UK Study

Together, the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marjon University are currently leading the UK component of an international study on parent/carer perceptions towards Special/Mainstream Education, alongside university colleagues in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Our aim is to examine why parents/carers choose to enrol their child(ren) in regular or special schools, and explore some of the factors that influence parents’ decisions to move their child, if they do, from one setting to another.

Please complete our short online questionnaire. Your response will be anonymous and will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact George Munn at

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Children’s Rights Survey

Plymouth City Council Participation team are looking to ensure young people under 18 years old have a better understanding of their rights and what they can expect from services.

Young People's Rights Survey

Experiences of Short Breaks Survey

Has your child used Plymouth’s Short Breaks (sometimes called ‘respite services’) in the last few months?

The Department of Education fund some Short Breaks and would like to find out what is working well for families, what could be improved and how best they can support children, young people and their families.

If you have used the Short Breaks service, please share your experiences.

Short Breaks Survey

Plymouth Youth Autism Dental Project

Can you help with a study to find out how dentists can best support the oral health of autistic children and young people in Plymouth? Researchers would like to talk to autistic children and young people about looking after their teeth and going to the dentist and also the parents and carers of autistic children and young people about these issues.

You are invited to participate if you, your child or the child you care for is:

  • Autistic or on the autism pathway
  • Aged 5-19 years
  • Living or at school, college or work in Plymouth.

For more information contact Jo Erwin at or on 07973 902024.

As a thank you for taking part, you (or your child) will receive a £10 Love2Shop voucher.

Plymouth Youth Autism Dental 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.

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 below.

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: