Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) survey

POET is a survey which collects children, young peoples, parent/carers and professionals views of the support that is delivered through special educational needs (SEN) support and educational heath and care (EHC) plans

It takes just 10 minutes to complete, is completed once a year and helps us improve the services for our children and young people with additional needs.

It is important that the Lancashire SEND Partnership know about your experience of SEN support and EHC plans. The feedback you give helps us to develop and improve the services that Lancashire children and young people with additional needs access.

POET is one of your opportunities to provide your views on what is working and what isn't working and play an important part in shaping the future.

In-Control, a national charity, with the Centre for Disability Research at Lancaster University run POET across many local authorities and this allows us to see how we are doing compared to other areas.

Complete POET

Complete the survey online using one of these links:

Survey results

In Control create a simple report using all the feedback received, which when available will be published below.

We have now started to split the feedback into that received for children and young people at SEN support and for those with an EHC plan. When available, these will also be published below.

In Control 2017/18 Lancashire report (PDF 426 KB) 

In Control 2018/19 Lancashire children and young people's report (PDF 530 KB)

In Control 2018/19 Lancashire parent/carers report (PDF 376 KB)

2018/19 Lancashire SEN support and EHC plan report (PDF 1.21 MB)

The In Control 2018/19 Lancashire professionals report will be published here when it is available.


For any queries please contact your Inclusion Service office on:

North - Fylde, Wyre and Lancaster

Tel: 01524 581 200

South - Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Preston

Tel: 01772 531 597

East - Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, Burnley and Pendle

Tel: 01254 220 553