Tell us what you think about Special Educational needs and Disabilities (SEND) services for young people across education, health and care.

Ourselves, Parent Carer Voice, and local Clinical Commissioning groups are seeking to develop a joint strategy for North Yorkshire that covers education, health and care, for children and young people with Special Educational needs and Disabilities SEND up to the age of 25 years.

In partnership with children, young people, parents, carers and other key stakeholders, we intend to establish a strategic vision for the future in North Yorkshire.

The strategy will reflect the views and experiences of children and young people, and their families, and sets out the course for ongoing and sustained progress.

It will shape how we work together in future to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people with SEND are achieved across the county. The strategy will be developed in collaboration with all of the following key stakeholders:

  • Children and young people with SEND
  • Parents/carers of children and young people with SEND
  • Health commissioners and providers
  • North Yorkshire, Vale of York, Bradford and Craven and Morecombe CCGs
  • Mainstream and specialist education settings
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Children’s Services and Health and Adult Services – North Yorkshire County Council

The first stage of developing the strategy is to ask for your input – we want to know what you think is going well in North Yorkshire, and what could be better.

Online events

We are holding some online events between 28 June and 15 July where you can share your experiences with us.

The events will be led by an independent body, the Council for Disabled Children (CDC).

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is unlikely that we will be able to host face-to-face events at the moment.

Parents and carers

Join parents and carers events.


Date and time


1st July, 10-11.30am

Hambleton and Richmond

7th July, 10-11.30am


7th July, 7-8.30 pm


12th July, 1-2.30pm


15th July, 1-2.30pm

All areas

1st July, 7-8.30pm

8th July, 7-8.30pm



Join professionals events


Date and time


28th June, 7-8.30pm

Hambleton and Richmond

30th June, 1-2.30pm


1st July, 1-2.30 pm

All areas

6th July, 7-8.30pm


8th July, 1-2.30pm

All areas

12th July, 7-8.30pm


13th July, 1-2:30pm

Young people

A guided focus group for young people with SEND will be held on Thursday 15 July 2021, 5pm to 6pm on Microsoft Teams, hosted by NY Voice, our Youth Voice and Creative Engagement Team.

Young people can book their places here. Parents and trusted adults can attend and support their children during the group sessions as required.

If you can’t make the event on 15 July, we are more than willing to arrange a further session to accommodate all those who wish to take part.

If you or your young people have any concerns, questions, or would like to discuss any additional support needs to access the groups, please contact

Tell us your views

Online survey

Fill in our online survey

An easy read version of this survey is available on request – please contact us via one of the methods listed below.

Please sign up for an event and fill in the questionnaire. The questionnaire will be open until 23 July.

Other ways to give us your feedback

If you can’t come to an event, you can give us your feedback in other ways:

Send an email to

Call 01609 780780 to speak to our customer services centre

Write to us at:

SEND review
Central Admin Team
North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
North Yorkshire

You can also ask for a print out of the survey or a different format by emailing or calling 01609 780780.

What happens next?

Your feedback will be incorporated into a draft strategy that will be developed collaboratively with representatives from each of the stakeholder groups.

There will be another chance to give your views in Autumn 2021, when there will be a formal consultation on the draft strategy.  We’ll then incorporate feedback from the consultation before producing a final strategy.

This is your opportunity to have your say on your experience of SEND services in North Yorkshire, and be part of shaping the strategy for the local area going forward.