Young people with SEND can find it harder to learn or access education than most young people of the same age. Portsmouth City Council (PCC) provides support for both children and young people with SEND, as well as their parents or carers, through support services.
The Department for Education (DfE) has funded the Preparing for Adulthood (PfE) programme in order to ensure young people with SEND are able to achieve equal life chances as they move into adulthood. Focus is given to working with young people with SEND and their families or careers to ensure that they are involved with strategic planning and development of future services.
To better understand if the current support service offering is meeting the needs of its users, a consultation with young people who interact with the SEND system was completed.
The survey was launched on the 19th of January 2022 and was open until the 25th of March 2022. The survey was promoted through various channels including:
- Social media
- A press release on Portsmouth City Council’s website
- The Local Offer Website
- Through schools