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Working Together in SEND Survey

BMBC would like to ask you

• If they should have an agreed plan in Barnsley for how they work together with parents, carers, children and young people with SEND.
• How this would work best for you.
• How they can make sure as many people as possible are aware of what’s happening.
• How you could get involved.

They have created an online survey

You can complete it by following the link below

If you have any questions, require support to fill in this survey, or require an alternative format please contact
 or call 07733 314775 to discuss how we can meet your needs.

What getting involved could look like

It is important that parents, carers of children with SEND are involved with shaping SEND services in Barnsley we call this participation or co-production

The ways that parents, carers children and young people can have their voice heard are:

  • Completing online surveys 
  • Being involved in developing strategies
  • Coming along to face to face discussions.
  • Joining workshops looking at how you want services to work.
  • Drop-in sessions where you can meet SEND services

Contact the SEND Participation Officer, Alex Taylor to find out how you can get involved.


Ring: 07385427123

How your participation helps

Working together with Barnsley services you can change SEND strategies and make a difference to support families receive 

There are regular opportunities to have your voice heard.

How you can find out about the opportunities in Barnsley: 

Keeping up to date with strategies

The views of parents, carers, children and young people have helped with developing SEND strategies in Barnsley.

You can read the more about the strategies and download full copies here (link opens in a new window).

Keeping you up to date : We said We did

SEND parents have been part of consultations, filling in surveys and questionnaires, joining in with workshops and sharing their experiences of the services and support they receive. 

Click the 'We said, We did'  box below to find out what SEND families said and what Barnsley is doing, to improve SEND services and make sure parent voice is being listened to 

Are you a young person who would like to get involved?

Finding out about how young people feel about the services and support they receive is important.

If you would like to find out how to get involved with the Barnsley SEND Youth Forum, and have an input into the planning of SEND services you can find out more:

Contact the Youth Voice and Influence Coordinator, Kimberley Smith to find out how you can get involved.

Ring: 01226 753406

More ways to get involved
Join a parent group
Joining a parent group provides a chance for you to have your say. Parent groups have connections with professionals and are able to feed ideas, thoughts and issues up to a strategic level.
You can find details of groups here

The Monthly Local Offer Multi agency Drop-in
The Local Offer drop in where you can find out about any opportunities to get involved, keep up to date with changes, what BMBC are working on and progress made. Share your thoughts and views with SEND professionals.
For more information check out the link above or you can
Ring: 0800 0345 304

Customer feedback 
If you have any comments, compliments or complaints about the services you receive you can get in touch with the customer feedback team 
Jargon Buster : What does that mean?
Co-production Working together on something
ParticipationJoining in