Survey for young children who have an Education, Health and Care Plan

Their life and the support they get


Children and young people, families and practitioners across Bournemouth are being asked to take part in a national pilot looking at the impact of parts of the new special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms.


Bournemouth is one of 74 councils in England selected for the programme which aims to measure the difference that the newly introduced Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and personal budgets have made to the lives of children and young people with SEND.


The programme is being led by the charity In Control with Lancaster University, and is supported by the Department for Education. It will involve the use of a new questionnaire, known as the Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET). This will look at what’s working and what’s not working with new EHC plans and also whether they have made a difference to children and young people’s lives. We will also be able to look at how many children and young people have personal budgets and their impact.


Children and young people, parents/carer and practitioners who have experience of the EHC assessment and planning process and EHC plans are encouraged to take part to give their views and share their experiences. The results from this will be used to help improve what happens locally and will also be used on a national level to influence the implementation of the reforms.



If you are a St Peter’s student who has an EHCP’s please complete the online questionnaire here


If you are a parent of a St Peter’s student who has an EHCP please complete the online questionnaire here



The questionnaire is being tested between September and the end of the calendar year and the LA will have the opportunity to comment on the questionnaires themselves.