Education, health and care (EHC) plan annual review survey

This survey is designed to be completed at the end, or after, the annual or six monthly (for younger children) review of a child or young person's education, health and care plan.  This review looks at a child or young person's progress towards the outcomes in their education, health and care plan and what they hope to be able to do in the future.

The questions in the survey are linked to the discussion in the annual review meeting. We hope this will provide a straightforward way of capturing a young person or family's views at the end of each of these meetings.

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and can be completed by a young person, their family or the school, on behalf of the child or young person and/or their family. 

If the young person and family are happy for the school to complete this at the end of the review it can be done in the meeting and should take less than 5 minutes.

Alternatively, children, young people and their families may choose to complete this themselves. The link to the survey will be provided by the school for families to complete and submit.

You can also find the links here:

Why we have developed this survey

We developed the survey because Lancashire SEND Partnership would really like to know about whether the support in a child or young person's education, health and care plan makes a difference to their progress and development.

The feedback you give helps us to develop and improve the services that are provided for the children and young people of Lancashire who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

We have reviewed our approach for getting feedback and have developed this questionnaire. We think this survey is better because:

  • It focuses on what children and young people will need in the future as they become adults
  • We can get the results of the survey every month and let you know what they are
  • The results from the survey each month can be used to improve services quickly
  • It can be changed quickly to look in more depth at particular issues
  • It is a very short survey and for most people it should take less than five minutes to complete
  • It can be accessed via a smartphone and other devices
  • It is easy to complete and so more people will use it

More information about how to complete the survey

People completing the survey are asked to decide whether they agree or not with the five statements below. These statements are about the support provided by education, health and social care services and whether or not the support provided by any of these services has made a difference to the progress and development of the child or young person. The five statements are:

  • I have got better at making choices and decisions.
  • I have become more independent.
  • I have become more involved in education.
  • I am better at joining in with others and making friends.
  • My wellbeing has improved

Some examples of improvements might be:

  • 'I have got better at making choices and decisions' because of the speech and language programme that is delivered by a teaching assistant with support from a speech and language therapist.
  • 'I have become more independent' because specialist occupational therapy equipment or a physiotherapy programme has supported a child to be able to walk on their own and/or join in with others more easily or because a child or young person is able to sort out their own equipment for lessons.
  • 'I have become more involved in education' because the child or young person is attending more lessons and/or able to concentrate for longer and/or their reading has improved.
  • 'I am better at joining in with others and making friends' because the child or young person has people to play with at lunch time and/or because they don't fall out with other people quite so often.
  • 'My wellbeing has improved' because of direct payments or support from a family support worker/early help worker that links to social care.

The survey also includes two statements about the annual review meeting itself. People completing the survey are asked to say whether or not they agree with these statements. 

The response to these statements will tell us if children, young people, and families feel that they have been listened to and if they believe that the people at the meeting will try to sort out the concerns they have raise raised. The statements in this part of the survey are:

  • I feel people were willing to listen to any concerns I had.
  • I am confident that action will be taken to resolve my concerns.

Sometimes a situation might not have improved.  It is very important for us to know about this so that we can get in touch with the services to make changes and/or arrange support in a different way. There are text boxes included at the end of the survey for you to provide more information to tell us about this.

We will continue to use feedback to adjust and change the survey so that we can make improvements that we hope will in turn improve outcomes for children and young people.


You can now view the annual review survey results 2021.


For any queries please contact your Inclusion Service office.