Saturday, 22 October 2011

Cambridgeshire Families: Keeping You Informed


Local parents are being asked for their views on information for families as part of a consultation by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The research ties in with Parents' Week this week (October 17 to 24) - which has the theme Family Friendly... what's the story?

Research has suggested that families sometimes struggle to find the information they need. This could be related to childcare, education, health, behaviour - anything around families and parenting. The problem can be even worse for parents with a child with special educational needs or disability, who often find they have to search hard for information that is often inconsistent.

The results of the survey will be used to develop the information provided by the Council to support families to make informed decisions for themselves and their children. A more specialised consultation with parents of children with special educational needs or disability will begin on 1 November.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Families Information Team manager, Rachel Knight said:  "In order to get a reliable idea of the information needs of families in Cambridgeshire, we need as many people as possible to complete the survey. It will take about 20 minutes and 10 respondents will win a £20 high street shopping voucher."

The survey can be completed online until 30 October at http://tinyurl.com/6dh2ksy and can also be found at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fis.