Call for input to help improve services for children with disabilities

Children’s services survey launched

Young people in Moray who are living with a physical disability are being invited to have their say on the type of support they receive in future.

Children’s Services at Moray Council have joined with NHS Grampian in seeking out the views of young people with a physical disability and/or significant eye, sight or hearing loss in a new 10-year Physical and Sensory Strategy.

The first stage of the strategy will see staff gathering information on what support is currently available and what is needed to support children and their families with such disabilities in the future.

Anne Pendery, the strategy manager for integrated children’s services at Moray Council, said: “Adult services are a bit ahead of us in children’s services, having already sent out a questionnaire and undertaken a consultation day.

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“We have produced a questionnaire as the first stage in gathering information about what we have and what we need to support children who have a physical and/or sensory disability and their families.

“We are asking people who have an interest, work with children who have physical and/or sensory disabilities or know someone who does please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire.

“The questionnaire has been designed for completion by people with disabilities and their families but, if you are a professional, please use the space to share your knowledge and experience covering the general areas identified.

“We especially want to hear the views of young people themselves and their families – so if you know any who might be willing to either complete the questionnaire or meet with me to give their views, please let me know or pass my details or the link to the questionnaire on to them.”

The questionnaire is available online at and should be completed by September 14.

Further information can be obtained from Anne Pendery by calling 01343 563400 or by email to

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