Research and analysis

Children’s services omnibus

A summary of responses from senior leaders in local authorities to questions asked in waves 1 and 2 of the children’s services omnibus survey.

Documents

Children’s services omnibus: wave 1

Children’s services omnibus: wave 2

Details

Topics covered in wave 1 of the children’s services omnibus survey include:

  • understanding demand for children’s social care services
  • support for adopters and special guardians
  • monitoring of the early years and childcare workforce
  • assessment of the sufficiency of childcare places
  • systems for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Topics covered in wave 2 include:

  • reducing demand for children’s social care services
  • assessment of mental health needs
  • care orders, supervision orders and special guardianship orders
  • early years entitlement and early years workforce training
  • business sustainability support to childcare providers
  • challenges when providing special educational needs services