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  • Less than a fifth (19%) agree that their child/young person has a good network of friends
  • Having an EHCP or not does not significantly affect agreement with this statement. Those without an EHCP are very slightly more likely to agree
  • Those with children/young people with vision/hearing difficulties (caution low base) are more likely to agree that they have a good network of friends compared to those with other needs

How much do you agree/disagree that your child or young person has a good network of friends?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ (2023 sample): (156)

This chart shows that:
4% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person has a good network of friends whilst 15% agree, 24% neither agree nor disagree, 25% disagree and 31% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child or young person has a good network of friends? - by EHCP

Base (2023 sample 13+): EHCP (98) | No EHCP (58)

This chart shows that:
7% of respondents whose child does not have an EHCP strongly agree that their child or young person has a good network of friends whilst 14% agree, 22% neither agree nor disagree, 28% disagree and 29% strongly disagree.
2% of respondents whose child does have an EHCP strongly agree that their child or young person has a good network of friends whilst 16% agree, 26% neither agree nor disagree, 23% disagree and 33% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child or young person has a good network of friends? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample 13+):Vision/hearing (13*) | Physical (25*) | Social, emotional or mental health (108) | Communication and interaction (116) | Learning (80) | *caution low base

This chart shows that:
31% of respondents whose child has a vision or hearing need strongly agree that their child or young person has a good network of friends whilst 15% agree, 23% neither agree nor disagree, 15% disagree and 15% strongly disagree.
4% of respondents whose child has a physical need strongly agree that their child or young person are has a good network of friends whilst 20% agree, 28% neither agree nor disagree, 8% disagree and 40% strongly disagree.
2% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need strongly agree that their child or young person has a good network of friends whilst 10% agree, 25% neither agree nor disagree, 27% disagree and 36% strongly disagree.
2% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need strongly agree that their child or young person has a good network of friends whilst 13% agree, 22% neither agree nor disagree, 27% disagree and 37% strongly disagree.
14% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty agree that their child or young person has a good network of friends whilst 26% neither agree nor disagree, 19% disagree and 41% strongly disagree.