At CaPa we want you and your children and young people to have your say on the issues that affect you and your families.  You can influence real change as the Parent by Experience.

Please find below items and inks to questionnaires and surveys which would benefit from your experience:

Special Provision Capital Fund Consultations ends 28th February 2018

A consultation has been launched by Thurrock Council on how to prioritise forthcoming capital funding, allocated by the Department for Education, for developing more resources for children and young people aged 0 – 25 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the locality.

Thurrock Council has commissioned an experienced organisation called Premier Advisory Group to undertake the research, which will involve consultation with local carers and parents.

Key consultation questions will include:
- What do you think are the key strategic priorities for the period 2018 – 2021 – in terms of resources and capital spend – in Thurrock for SEND providers and other stakeholders that are supporting children and young people aged 0 – 25 years with SEND and their families?
- Are there any SEND types that you feel require pro-active and priority focus during the next three years?
- Do you believe that there are places/buildings in Thurrock for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) that either
(a) need improvement(s) or refurbishments? or
(b) should be made bigger

The link to the online survey is here:


Health Issues/Concerns

Following the health engagement event held on 26th September, we have put together a summary of concerns raised by parents to forward onto Thurrock CCG. Do you have anything to add to this list?

- early behaviours are often ignored especially in schools
- difficulties getting a diagnosis especially when a child doesn't tick every box
- difficulties getting an appointment with a paediatrician - and not at all with senior school children
- having to chase appointments
- being given conflicting advice/information
- not being given information to access support in early stages
- frequent changes of staff being unsettling
- feeling to blame for child/young person's behaviour by professionals
- being unclear about referrals to 'parent classes' and what they actually involve

Please email us at if you have anything to add to this list.

Issues and concerns will be passed on to the health commissioners but no names or anything that could  be used to identify you, unless you specifically request and authorise us to do this.

Thank you!


Short Breaks Survey

Thurrock Council are seeking parental views on Short Breaks via the short survey below.  Your feedback is needed about the services you use and what you and your child/young person would like to see offered in the future.  Short Breaks include the summer play scheme, Hannah's Place, Hamelin House and activities that you use Direct Payments for.

This was originally sent out in the Spring but the closing date has now been extended so please fill out and have your say.

The link to the survey is:


Review into the assessment of Personal Independent Payments (PIP)

The Government is conducting a review and has called for evidence into the assessment of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and the submission of further evidence. The closing date for submission of evidence is 16th September 2016.

The link to the survey is:


Local Offer Survey

Do you use the Local Offer?  Are you happy with it, or do have suggestions for improvements?  Click or cut and paste the link below to provide your feedback to the Department of Education - all responses are anonymous.

This survey will remain open until end August 2016.


Ofsted Survey