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  • The proportion of children/young people with a lead professional worker has remained consistent with previous years at 41%
  • Children/young people are more likely to have a lead professional worker if they have an EHCP (53% with EHCP vs. 27% without)
  • Those with vision and/or hearing or physical needs are slightly more likely to have a key worker than those with other types of need

Does your child/young person have a lead professional worker?

Base: 2023 sample (344) | 2021 sample (541) | 2020 sample (269)

This chart shows that:
In the 2023 sample 41% of send children or young people have a lead professional worker whereas 59% do not.
In the 2021 sample 41% of send children or young people have a lead professional worker whereas 59% do not.
In the 2020 sample 41% of send children or young people have a lead professional worker whereas 59% do not.

Does your child/young person have a lead professional worker? - by EHCP

Base: (2023 sample): EHCP (190) | No EHCP (154)

This chart shows that:
27% of respondents whose child or young person does not have an EHCP, have a lead professional worker whereas 73% do not.
53% of respondents whose child does have an EHCP have a lead professional worker whereas 47% do not.

Does your child/young person have a lead professional worker? - by SEND need

Base: (2023 sample): Physical (57) | Vision/hearing (25*) Communication and interaction (274) | Learning (165) | Social, emotional or mental health (250) | *caution low base

This chart shows that:
53% of respondents whose child has a physical need has a lead professional worker whereas 47% do not.
52% of respondents whose child has a vision and or hearing need has a lead professional worker whereas 48% do not.
43% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need has a lead professional worker whereas 57% do not.
41% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty has a lead professional worker whereas 59% do not.
40% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need has a lead professional worker whereas 60% do not.