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  • As expected, lower proportions of parents and carers of children/young people with vision/hearing or physical disabilities agree that their child is physically healthy compared with other needs
  • This pattern continues in terms of whether those physical health needs are being met. Those with physical disabilities are less likely to agree with the statement than those with other needs

How much do you agree/disagree that your child is physically healthy?

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

This chart shows that:
In the 2023 sample 14% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 44% agree, 17% neither agree nor disagree, 15% disagree and 10% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child is physically healthy? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample 13+): Communication and interaction (117) | Learning (80) | Social, emotional or mental health (110) | Vision/hearing (13*) | Physical (25*) *caution low base

This chart shows that:
15% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 44% agree, 18% neither agree nor disagree, 15% disagree and 9% strongly disagree.
14% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 45% agree, 16% neither agree nor disagree, 16% disagree and 9% strongly disagree.
11% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 43% agree, 19% neither agree nor disagree, 19% disagree and 8% strongly disagree.
8% of respondents whose child has a vision or hearing need strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 38% agree, 31% neither agree nor disagree, 8% disagree and 15% strongly disagree.
4% of respondents whose child has a physical need strongly agree that their child or young person is physically healthy whilst 24% agree, 16% neither agree nor disagree, 20% disagree and 36% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child's physical health needs are being met?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ (2023 sample): (155)

This chart shows that:
In the 2023 sample 11% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs are being met whilst 50% agree, 18% neither agree nor disagree, 16% disagree and 5% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child's physical health needs are being met? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample 13+): Communication and interaction (115) | Learning (79) | Social, emotional or mental health (109) | Physical (26*) |Vision/hearing (14*) *caution low base

This chart shows that:
10% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need strongly agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs are being met whilst 50% agree, 18% neither agree nor disagree, 17% disagree and 4% strongly disagree.
14% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty strongly agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs are being met whilst 45% agree, 16% neither agree nor disagree, 16% disagree and 9% strongly disagree.
11% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need strongly agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs are being met whilst 43% agree, 19% neither agree nor disagree, 19% disagree and 8% strongly disagree.
4% of respondents whose child has a physical need strongly agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs whilst 24% agree, 16% neither agree nor disagree, 20% disagree and 36% strongly disagree.
8% of respondents whose child has a vision or hearing need agree that their child or young person’s physical health needs are being met whilst 43% neither agree nor disagree, 14% disagree and 21% strongly disagree.