Ask – Listen – Act: SEND COVID Study!


Ask, Listen, Act, Working Together to Inform the Provision of SEND Support for Children after the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns on children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has been launched.

Over the next six months, the team will work with children and young people with SEND along with their parents/carers and professionals. Together they will co-develop key priorities for the future to reduce the long-term effects of COVID-19 and lockdowns for these children.

SEND includes a range of difficulties or conditions, including those relating to:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
  • Physical/Sensory needs
  • Disabilities
  • Specific learning difficulties.

Funded by the National Institute of Health Research, this study is being led by researchers from:

  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Edge Hill University
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Liverpool Health Partners
  • A steering group of key stakeholders
  • Parents
  • Children and Young People with SEND.

Ask – Listen – Act are asking for children with SEND aged 5 to 15 and their parents / carers to share their thoughts by taking part in the survey.

Take the survey here! 

For more Information visit the study’s website or their Twitter page