Research and analysis

Parental experience of services for disabled children: technical report for years 1 and 2

This survey was primarily designed to generate an overall indicator and set of sub-indicators which measure parental views on the five elements of the core offer as set out in the government's report 'Aiming High for Disabled Children'.



The then Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) commissioned TNS-BMRB to conduct a survey among parents of disabled children. The five elements of the core offer are: information; transparency; assessment; participation; and feedback.

Sub-indicators have been calculated for each of these elements within the three service areas of health, education, and care and family support. Thus, there are a total of 15 sub-indicators which are also combined to form an overall high-level indicator reported at the national and local level.

This technical report details the methodology for the first wave of the research. The methodology was kept largely consistent between year 1 and year 2 but where there were differences these are outlined in chapter 5.

Published 28 August 2010