Have Your Say
We are always keen to hear from residents in East Sussex that want to provide their insight to the design on ISEND services and provision.
Below is a list of ways that you can contribute.
To see how we have already used service user insight to improve services, visit our page:
Become a Young SEND Ambassador
About the Young SEND Ambassadors
The Young SEND Ambassadors are a group of young people who represent and advocate for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. They meet a couple of times a month to discuss their thoughts and views that help to create change, ensuring that the youth voice is at the heart of ISEND services.
Projects for the Ambassadors
Previous projects have involved:
- Being involved in recruiting staff at East Sussex County Council
- Reviewing i-go providers across the county
- Updating our East Sussex SEND Strategy which is intended to guide the council’s SEND priorities over the next few years. We worked together with children and young people and parent carers to plan and write this strategy
Upcoming projects include:
- Attending the Children and Young People’s Trust Event to champion their youth voice
- Being involved in commissioning and budget decisions within ISEND
The group also offers the opportunity to meet other young people who have experienced being involved within the SEND community.
Becoming a Young SEND Ambassador
To find out more about becoming a Young SEND Ambassador, please email:
You can also find us on Instagram, for more information on the type of projects that are included:
Other SEND Youth Groups
There are various other SEND Youth Groups across East Sussex that children and young people can get involved with:
- Amazing Future Youth Group provide peer support for young people (aged 14-25) with additional needs in East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
- Funky Teens are a group of young people (aged 13-19) with additional needs who get together every other Saturday from 2.30-5.30pm in Heathfield.
- Nik Naks Youth Group are a youth group for young people (aged 19-24) with mild to moderate learning disabilities on Monday evenings in Eastbourne.
- Chailey Heritage Foundation provide education and support for children and young people with special educational needs. They offer lots of different services for children, young people, and their families.
East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF)
East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF) is a forum for parent carers of Children and Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex. Working together, they aim to ensure that every parent carer in East Sussex feels that their voice, their views and their experiences matter and contribute towards developing and improving services:
Parent Voice Newsletter
Our Parent Voice Newsletter includes ISEND updates, news, ideas and ways of getting involved for children and families for each season of the year:
The Parent Voice Newsletter is created by the ISEND communications team; for any queries or feedback on the newsletter please email ISEND.email@example.com.
Suggest a Service
As we continue to monitor and populate services listed on the East Sussex Local Offer section of our 1Space directory, you are able to suggest services for us to add to the directory, that you think would benefit others who are in similar situations to know about:
If you would like to suggest a service to be listed on our directory, you can do so following the below link:
Alternatively, you can email us at:
East Sussex Local Offer Feedback
Input from users of the East Sussex Local Offer is vital in shaping the website as we aim to make it as accessible, informative and useful as possible. Whether you have any thoughts, suggestions or queries with ways in which you think the East Sussex Local Offer could be improved, you can contact us directly by emailing us at:
You can also take part in our survey. This survey provides a further opportunity to give feedback on both the things you like about the website and the areas you think could be improved:
Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms
Some of the terms used on this website are explained on our page, Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms.