Short Breaks Children and Young People's Survey

Closed 3 Feb 2020

Opened 2 Dec 2019



This survey is for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)  aged  4 to 25 years old . This survey has been with young people, for young people.  

At the end of the survey, you can enter a Prize Draw for a chance to win a £40 gift voucher. IMPORTANT- If you are under 16, you will need to have a parent or guardian's permission to enter the Young People's Prize Draw .

The survey is anonymous. This means that we will not identify anyone who has completed the survey or ask for personal details, like your name.

There is a separate survey for parent carers.

This survey is about 'short breaks' services for children and young people with SEND.

What are'short breaks'?

Short breaks are fun, leisure and social activities for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. Short breaks  happen outside the school/college day ( after school, holidays, evenings and weekends) . A short break activity is all about new experiences, learning new skills, developing confidence and having fun!

Examples of some of short breaks are ; youth clubs, buddy schemes, after school clubs, holiday playschemes and one-to-one support to go to the leisure centre.

If you need this survey in another format, such as Easy Read, or need any help to fill in this survey, please contact


Why We Are Consulting

The SEND ( Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Commissioning Team in West Sussex County Council  are responsible for making sure children and young people with SEND and your families, get a good short breaks service .

We want to know what you think is good already, and would like to keep the same; and anything you think we could make better.

We want to make sure you get the activities and support you need, when you need it.



What Happens Next

When we have heard from you and your parents and carers , we will publish the results here on this website, and use this information to help us make sure young people get a good short breaks service.


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