Exploring the involvement of children and young people
with SLCN and their families in decision making - a research
We commissioned the University of the West of England and
Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit to undertake a
research project focussed on exploring the involvement of children
and young people with speech, language and communication needs and
their families in decision making.
The research team worked directly with children and young people
with SLCN to get their perspectives on their involvement in
decisions about their support within the context of the reformed
SEND system. The research also included interviews and surveys with
parents of children and young people with SLCN.
The research provides evidence for and reinforces some key
principles in terms of effective involvement of children and young
people with SLCN from their own perspective. It is also includes
insights from parents of children with SLCN about their experiences
and perspectives on involvement.
To access a report detailing the findings of the
research project, as well as an executive summary, please click here to complete a short
registration form. When you've completed the form you'll be taken
directly to the research report.