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  • The majority of respondents have one child with special educational needs and disabilities (77%). Only 5% have three or four children with SEND
  • The age profile of the children/young people in the sample is very similar to the 2021 sample. Exactly a quarter of children/young people are aged 10-12 and a fifth each are aged 13-15 and 7-9 years
  • Compared with 2021’s consultation, the incidence of need types is broadly similar, with the exception of learning difficulties. The incidence of learning difficulty needs has decreased by 10 percentage points (58% to 48%)

How many children/young people with special educational needs and disabilities are you the parent/carer of?

Base: Total sample 2023 (386)

This chart shows that :
77% of respondents are a parent or carer of one child or young person with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
18% of respondents are a parent or carer of two children or young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
3% of respondents are a parent or carer of three children or young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
2% of respondents are a parent or carer of four children or young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

What age group is your child/young person in?

Base: All children/young people: 2023 (463) | 2021 (747) | 2020 (284)

This chart shows that:
in 2020 3% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 0 to 3 years old
in 2021 5% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 0 to 3 years old
in 2023 3% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 0 to 3 years old
In 2020 15% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 4 to 6 years old
In 2021 5% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 4 to 6 years old
In 2023 3% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between for 4 to 6 years old
In 2020 33% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 7 to 9 years old
In 2021 22% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 7 to 9 years old
In 2023 20% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 7 to 9 years old
In 2020 23% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 10 to 12 years old
In 2021 21% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 10 to 12 years old
In 2023 25% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 10 to 12 years old
In 2020 15% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 13 to 15 years old
In 2021 20% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 13 to 15 years old
In 2023 21% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 13 to 15 years old
In 2020 5% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 16 to 18 years old
In 2021 12% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 16 to 18 years old
In 2023 12% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 16 to 18 years old
In 2020 5% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 19 to 21 years old
In 2021 3% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 19 to 21 years old
In 2023 3% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 19 to 21 years old
In 2020 1% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 22 to 25 years old
In 2021 2% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 22 to 25 years old
In 2023 2% of respondents had a send child or young person aged between 22 to 25 years old

What are the SEND needs of your child / young person related to?

Base: All children/young people: 2023 (463) | 2021 (742)

This chart shows that :
For 80% of respondents the SEND needs of their child or young person is related to communication and interaction, this is compared to 79% in the 2021 sample.
For 69% of respondents the SEND needs of their child or young person is related social, emotional or mental health, this is compared to 65% in the 2021 sample.
For 48% of respondents the SEND needs of their child or young person is related to a learning difficulty, this is compared to 65% in the 2021 sample.
For 14% of respondents the SEND needs of their child or young person are physical, this is compared to 17% in the 2021 sample.
For 8% of respondents the SEND needs of their child or young person is related vision and/or hearing, this is compared to 12% in the 2021 sample.