Surveys and Consultations

On this page you will find details of SEND related surveys and consultations (most recent first).  These come from a variety of sources.

  • HPCI runs its own surveys for parents and carers on various topics to help HPCI be as representative as possible.
  • HPCI helps design and host surveys with Hertfordshire County Council about services they run or commission (pay for).
  • HCC (Hertfordshire County Council) run their own surveys and consultations which we publicise to parents and carers so that HCC gets as wide a range of views as possible. Often HPCI has helped design the survey/consultation questions but not always.
  • National surveys – these could be from national organisations or government departments.

Where possible we also publish the survey or consultation results and keep our parent network informed about any further developments.


HPCI Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Survey

We are conducting a survey for any parent or carer of children aged 3 to 25 who have Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). This includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD/ADD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder), dyscalculia or dysgraphia, either identified or suspected.

The survey is to help gather evidence that builds a picture of the current experience of families with SpLD in Hertfordshire.  Should you have more than one child with SpLD then please complete a separate survey for each child.

You can fill out the survey here:

Feel free to pass the link on to other parents and carers of children with SpLD who may be interested – they do not need to be a member of HPCI.  Closing date for survey is 23rd February.


Transport online survey: there is also an online survey for parents/carers to complete as well if they wish.

Link to survey:

It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and the closing date is Friday 28th February.


The Parliamentary SEND Inquiry report has been published 23rd October 2019.

HPCI submitted a response to the Inquiry along with 525 organisations and individual parents and young people.  You can read the whole Inquiry findings here  Whole report and the Summary here: Summary

HPCI’s response is included in the whole report (number 137) and our umbrella organisation the NNPCF (National Network of Parent Carer Forums) also submitted a response (number 207).

Our view remains that the reforms are the right ones but a number of factors, funding shortages being a key one, have meant that they are not yet having a positive enough impact on our families lives and the futures of our children.

We also feel that all of the recommendations of the SEND Inquiry are valid and would help to improve the situation.  We wait to see what shape the Department for Education’s own, recently announced, SEND Review will take but of course HPCI will contribute to it at the appropriate time.

HPCI has also submitted a response to the Department for Education’s Funding consultation earlier this summer which you can read here HPCI response to DfE Funding cons 2019.

HPCI also produces a number of position statements on various topics in the SEND system there are currently 9 of these on topics such as Specialist Provision and Inclusion, ENF Funding, SEN Support, EHC Plans and Exclusions.

These can be found on this website