Table 1

Survey respondents by groups and professions

Number of respondents (%)
Phase 1 survey (367 respondents)Phase 2 survey (361 respondents)
CYP with learning difficulties11 (3.0%)10 (2.8%)
 Age range (in years)13 to 184 to 22
 Gender: Male6 (54.5%)5 (50.0%)
 Gender: Female5 (45.5%)5 (50.0%)
 Ethnicity: White7 (63.6%)10 (100%)
 Ethnicity: Asian or Asian British2 (18.2%)-
 Ethnicity: Other1 (9.1%)-
 Ethnicity: Prefer not to answer1 (9.1%)-
Adults who experienced learning difficulties as a child18 (4.9%)31 (8.6%)
 Gender: Male5 (27.8%)11 (35.0%)
 Gender: Female11 (61.1%)20 (65.0%)
 Gender: Prefer not to answer2 (11.1%)-
 Ethnicity: White16 (88.8%)29 (94%)
 Ethnicity: Black African, Black Caribbean or Black British1 (5.6%)-
 Ethnicity: Mixed/multiple ethnic group1 (5.6%)-
 Ethnicity: Prefer not to answer-2 (6%)
Parent and carers147 (40%)125 (34.6%)
 Male10 (6.8%)10 (8.0%)
 Female137 (93.2%)115 (92.0%)
Professionals*191 (52%)195 (54.0%)
 Audiologist11
 Child and adolescent mental health staff145
 Classroom assistant/pupil support assistant73
 Clinical psychologist53
 Clinician42
 Community learning disability nurse32
 Educational psychologist107
 General practitioner10
 Health visitor40
 Nurse106
 Occupational therapist613
 Optometrist11
 Paediatrician1425
 Physician20
 Physiotherapist41
 Psychiatrist164
 School nurse30
 Speech and language therapist1523
 Social worker12
 Support for learning staff1124
 Teacher3950
 Third sector/voluntary sector practitioner1011
 Third sector/voluntary sector volunteer29
 Prefer not to answer22
 Other1121
  • *When asked to select what was their profession, respondents were asked to select all that apply.