Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Vision and Priorities Consultation

Closed 25 May 2018

Opened 28 Mar 2018

Results expected 25 Jun 2018

Feedback expected 25 Jun 2018


Bristol City Council and its partners have high aspirations for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  Bristol’s Education, Health and Care professionals are seeking to improve the way we work together, and with parents and carers, to ensure that children, young people and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and that what we do, and the way we do it, makes a positive difference to their lives, now and into the future. 

This consultation will help us to understand whether we have identified the right priorities for a shared SEND Strategy.

We welcome you to submit your comments via the online survey:

Parent/Carer and Professional survey

Young Person survey

Why We Are Consulting

To ensure we have a shared ambition for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), we need a strategy that sets out our aspirations and how we need to work differently achieve these.

We want a meaningful strategy that will improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND, so it needs to be informed by the views of parents, carers, young people and those working with children and young people with SEND.

This consultation is our starting point the development of an ambitious Local Area SEND Strategy for Bristol.

What Happens Next

This is the first step in our strategy development. We will use the feedback to inform the writing of a draft strategy which we plan to share for consultation in the summer.


  • All Areas


  • Children / Young People
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Education and early years
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health