Shropshire Council

Childcare sufficiency assessment 2016

  • Period: 19 September 2016 - 21 October 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Parents/carers, Businesses
  • Topics: Children's services, Family services
  • Type: Public

Every local authority currently has a statutory duty to carry out regular childcare sufficiency assessments. Section 6 of the Childcare Act 2006 gives local authorities a duty to secure, as far as is reasonably practicable, sufficient childcare to meet the requirement of working parents.

The assessment involves looking at the childcare provision available across the county, and understanding the needs of working parents with children up to the age of 14 years, or up to 18 years for children with special educational needs or a disability (SEN-D).

For more information about the statutory duty for local authorities, take a look at the statutory guidance for early education and childcare on the website.

To access the surveys, click on the 'Get involved' tab above.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey, which will help us to identify gaps in the local childcare market, and plan how to address them.

There are two separate surveys - one for providers and one for parents/carers. Please click on the relevant green button below.

Survey for parents / carers

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Survey for providers

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Data protection

Information collected in our surveys will only be used by us (Shropshire Council) to inform the immediate and future provision of our services. The information you provide will be kept confidential in accordance with our Privacy Policy. It will not be shared outside of Shropshire Council. Information collected via our online surveys (hosted on the Surveymonkey website) will be stored on SurveyMonkey’s servers in the United States of America and SurveyMonkey gives an undertaking never to disclose the survey questions or your responses to others without permission.