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Views of child or young person

Views of Child or Young person

Gaining the views of the child

It is important to ascertain how children feel about the provision they receive as this can also help to inform practice. Depending upon the developmental level of the child and their individual needs, settings and schools can choose from a range of tools to help gauge children's views about the provision and support they receive:

Consulting with children on their education/experience

Download 'Consulting with children on their education/experience' (PDF 77 KB) for guidance on approaches to use with children at different developmental ages.

Pupil Attitude Survey

View and download a Pupil Attitude Survey (PDF 69 KB) which can be used for school-age children.

Having My Say

(Contact Dave Mitchell, ISSS for further information).

It is important to consider the developmental level of the child and the form of communication the child typically uses.  Ensure that the child's answers are facilitated in the medium in which they usually communicate. Alternatively, schools may like to consider using one of the suggestions from: 'Consulting with children on their education/experiences.'

N.B. Always consider the child's developmental level of visual recognition.

Using visual prompts and symbols can support the child's understanding and ability to respond. By providing a visual representation of a single word or concept, visual cues help make meanings clearer and easier to understand. However, it is important to consider the child's developmental level of visual recognition when using symbols.


Widgit symbols are being used in an increasing number of settings and schools across Worcestershire. For further information visit the Widgit (External Website).



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External websites

  • Communication Trust
    Highlighting the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.
  • Hello Campaign
    Here you will find what the Hello campaign is all about  
  • Language for Learning
    Provides courses and resources for staff from Early Years to Secondary Level and training and materials for trainers to deliver these courses within their own Authorities 
  • Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF)
    The first stop for information on children's communication
  • Speech and Language Therapy  
    Information from Worcestershire's NHS about speech and language therapy.

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This page was last reviewed 17 May 2013 at 13:41.
The page is next due for review 13 November 2014.