POET survey

Help us improve services for children and young people with additional needs.

The Inclusion Service supports children who receive extra help at home, nursery, school or college. The extra help the child receives could be for support with reading, writing or language, often arranged by a special education needs co-ordinator (SENCo). Or it could be for more complex additional needs delivered through an education health and care (EHC) plan.

We want to know about your experiences of this support. The Personal Outcomes Evaluation Toolkit (POET) survey is being carried out by the charity In-Control. It only takes 15 minutes and will have a huge impact on the way services are shaped and delivered across Lancashire.

If you are a parent, carer, professional or young person, you can complete the survey using the one of the links below:

The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete online using one of these links:

Survey results 2017/18

In 2017/18 children, young people, families and practitioners across Lancashire were invited to contribute to a national survey to help local areas understand the impact of the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms.

The EHC plan POET survey report 2017/18 (PDF 426 KB) helps the Lancashire SEND Partnership pin point what’s working well and areas for improvement with the education health and care (EHC) plan. Most importantly, it identifies whether they have made a difference to children and young people’s lives.

We'll continue to publish further findings from the survey each academic year. If you are interested in working with us to consider the results and identify any actions, please contact us.


For any queries or alternative formats contact the Inclusion Service at Find@lancashire.gov.uk or 01772 532509.

You can also download and print the survey below and return it to:

SEND - Information Advice and Support Team
B53 County Hall