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  • The proportion of respondents feeling that their views are fully listened to has dropped compared with 2021’s data (44% in 2021 down to 19% in 2023)
  • Those respondents with children/young people with an EHCP feel more listened to than those without (24% vs 13% but still much lower than 2021)
  • There are no big differences in terms of type of need, however those with vision and/or hearing needs are the least likely to not feel listened to (10%)

Do you feel that your views are listened to by those who are supporting you and your child/young person?

Base: 2023 sample (436) | 2021 sample (731) | 2020 sample (268)

This chart shows that:
In the 2023 sample 19% of respondents feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 54% feel partially listened to and 27% feel they are not listened to
In the 2021 sample 44% of respondents feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 42% feel partially listened to and 15% feel they are not listened to
In the 2020 sample 29% of respondents feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 53% feel partially listened to and 18% feel they are not listened to

Do you feel that your views are listened to by those who are supporting you and your child/young person? - By EHCP

Base (2023 sample): EHCP (246) | No EHCP (190)

This chart shows that:
13% of respondents who do not have an EHCP feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 43% feel partially listened to and 44% feel they are not listened to
24% of respondents who do have an EHCP feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 62% feel partially listened to and 14% feel they are not listened to

Do you feel that your views are listened to by those who are supporting you and your child/young person? - By SEND need

Base (2023 sample): Physical (63) | Learning (212) | Communication and interaction (350) | Vision/hearing (29*)| Social, emotional or mental health (302) | *caution low base

This chart shows that:
22% of respondents whose child has a physical need feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 59% feel partially listened to and 19% feel they are not listened to.
21% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 54% feel partially listened to and 25% feel they are not listened to.
19% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 55% feel partially listened to and 26% feel they are not listened to
17% of respondents whose child has a vision and or hearing need feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 72% feel partially listened to and 10% feel they are not listened to
17% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need feel that their views are fully listened to by those supporting their child or young person whereas 52% feel partially listened to and 31% feel they are not listened to