INMSS Framework – ongoing parent carer survey

Closed 3 Jan 2022

Opened 30 Nov 2018


This survey aims to collect the views of parent carers whose children have special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) and attend a for profit/private or independent school. Bristol is leading a consortium of councils who are developing a framework which will enable us to purchase these placements whilst complying with procurement regulations. The framework will give councils an opportunity to improve the quality of providers, where this is needed. Therefore, this survey focuses on what parent carers like about their child’s current placement and what they would like to improve.

Why your views matter

The original survey was open between 29 November 2018 and 15 January 2019. You can see the results here.

We have decided to reopen the survey on an ongoing basis. We will continue to use the responses to inform the development of a framework for the Local Authority to use when purchasing SEND education frameworks.

Bristol, and our partner local authorities, know that when we listen to the personal experience of parents, carers, children and young people we achieve better outcomes for everyone involved.

This process is not going to directly impact the services that children receive and no children will need to move school as a result of this change.

What happens next

The participating councils will analyse the views expressed in the survey, and use the results to inform future decision making.

We will publish the results of this survey in a ‘You said, we did’ document.


  • All Areas


  • Parents, carers and guardians


  • Children and young people