Sefton Council's Consultation Hub

Welcome to Your Sefton Your Say - now all our consultations are in the one place! This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you. Using Your Sefton Your Say means that you can make your views known when decisions are being made about things that affect you or the area you live in.

Recently updated consultations are displayed below. You can also see in the 'You Said, We Did' section what's happened as a result of past consultations.

Open Consultations

  • Southport Golf Links Consultation

    Green Sefton are looking at improving the course and facilities at Southport Golf Links. There are no funds available for investment at this time, but we would like your opinion on priorities and options, which will help form the way forward in any future developments for the Course. This... More

    Closes 20 November 2020

Closed Consultations

  • SEND Short Survey 2020

    Following on from the SEND Parent and Carer survey that was carried out in November 2019, we are keen to understand whether you are seeing an improvement in the help and support you are receiving from health, education social care and the SEN casework team in Sefton? ... More

    Closed 16 October 2020

  • Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control

    Sefton had a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Dog Control in place from July 2017 to July 2020. Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control PSPOs form part of the powers available to local authorities to help tackle anti-social behaviour on a local level. The PSPO for dog... More

    Closed 5 October 2020

  • Accessing Services for Children with Additional Needs and Disabilities Guidance Feedback Survey

    The Aiming High Service Disabled Children's Team have prepared Draft Guidance to Accessing Services for children with additional needs and disabilities. Sefton expects that all children and their families should have the same range of opportunities, regardless of ability. We want... More

    Closed 14 September 2020

  • Green and Clean

    Creating places for people to lead healthy lives and addressing climate change are two of the biggest challenges that we currently face. Southport starts from a position of strength. The coast, the parks, gardens and green spaces in the town all contribute to making... More

    Closed 20 July 2020

  • Better Connected

    Southport is close to the major cities of the North west, its mainline railway stations and international airports . The quality of its transport connections to the wider region and beyond are critical to ensuring access to business, visitor and job markets. ... More

    Closed 20 July 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

Between November and December 2019, parents and carers of children/young people with SEND had the opportunity to take part in a survey on what is going well and what could be improved in Sefton around the key areas of education, health, social care, information provision and how the Sefton SEND Area Partnership is working together.
The survey would help provide the SEND Continuous Improvements Board with a baseline to monitor experience, involvement and satisfaction.
 

 

You Said

  • You wanted the 20 week timescale for EHCP completion to be improved
  • You wanted the quality of the EHCPs to improve
  • You wanted to be able to contact your Case Work Officers directly
  • You wanted to be more involved in contributing to the outcomes within the EHCP
  • You wanted a clearer ASD pathway
  • We like Aiming High but there are some areas that can be improved

We Did

  • We are now completing more EHCPs within the timescales – currently at 77% of plans being completed within the 20 weeks
  • We have delivered outcomes training to front line staff who complete EHCPs etc and introduced a monthly Quality Assurance process
  • Case Work Officers now share mobile phone numbers when they first contact you
  • We now invite parents/carers to be involved in joint outcomes meetings
  • Since April 2020 we have put in place a new pathway that is compliant with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • We are reviewing the Aiming High service so there is an age appropriate offer

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who took the time to complete the survey. The full report is available to view on the Local Offer:
bit.ly/SEND-survey-full-report-2019