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  • The majority agree that their child/young person needs help to meet people and make friends (69%)
  • Agreement is higher amongst those with an EHCP (77% with vs. 53% without)
  • Those with children/young people with vision/hearing difficulties (caution low base) are less likely to agree that they need help to meet people and make friends compared to those with other needs

How much do you agree/disagree that your child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ (2023 sample): (157)

This chart shows that:
38% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends whilst 31% agree, 14% neither agree nor disagree, 13% disagree and 4% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends? - by EHCP

Base (2023 sample 13+): EHCP (99) | No EHCP (58)

This chart shows that:
29% of respondents whose child does not have an EHCP strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends whilst 24% agree, 19% neither agree nor disagree, 19% disagree and 9% strongly disagree.
42% of respondents whose child does have an EHCP strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends 35% agree, 11% neither agree nor disagree, 9% disagree and 2% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample 13+): Learning (81) | Communication and interaction (117) | Social, emotional or mental health (110) | Physical (26*) Vision/hearing (14*) | *caution low base

This chart shows that:
44% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends whilst 30% agree, 15% neither agree nor disagree, 9% disagree and 2% strongly disagree.
43% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends whilst 33% agree, 12% neither agree nor disagree, 9% disagree and 3% strongly disagree.
43% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends whilst 29% agree, 15% neither agree nor disagree, 8% disagree and 5% strongly disagree.
42% of respondents whose child has a physical need strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends whilst 19% agree, 19% neither agree nor disagree, and 19% disagree.
29% of respondents whose child has a vision or hearing need strongly agree that their child or young person needs help to meet people and make friends whilst 21% agree, 21% neither agree nor disagree, 21% disagree and 7% strongly disagree.