Getting the Views of parents in County Kildare

This survey is open to all parents of 6-12 year olds in Co. Kildare. If you have a child or children in this age group and are living in Co. Kildare, we would be very grateful if you could answer these questions. It will take about 10 – 15 minutes.

All responses will be treated with the strictest confidentiality, and no names will be linked to any answers.

Kildare Children & Young People’s Services Committee and Kildare/West Wicklow Parenting Forum are looking for your feedback about your concerns and needs as a parent.

This feedback will be used to try to improve the services and supports for parents in Co. Kildare.

If you are completing the survey on-line, you do not need to send on when finished - just press the finish button at the end. If you are filling in a paper version, please return the finished survey to the person who contacted you.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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* 1. Male or Female? Please tick

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* 2. Your background. Please tick below

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* 3. Tick your age group below

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* 4. Please tick below the town you live in (or the town that is nearest to you)

  Live in the town Live near the town
Athy
Ballymore Eustace
Celbridge
Clane
Kilcock
Kilcullen
Kildare
Leixlip
Maynooth
Monasterevin
Naas
Newbridge
Rathangan
Allenwood
Prosperous
Coill Dubh
Robertstown
Carbury
Sallins
Castledermot
Straffan

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* 5. How many children do you have between 6 and 12 years? Please tick

  Male Female
6 year old
7 year old
8 year old
9 year old
10 year old
11 year old
12 year old

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* 6. Tick below which best describes the employment status for your family situation (if you are a lone parent family, just tick for parent 1. If you are a two-parent family, indicate employment status for parents 1 and 2)

  Employed full time Employed part time Unemployed Student Disability assistance or benefit Parent/Carer; Stay at Home
Parent 1
Parent 2

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* 7. Rate the following in terms of what you see as the major concern or worry in bringing up your children at this time

  No issue: not ever a concern A minor issue: sometimes arises A fairly major issue: fairly constant worry Very serious issue: a cause for constant worry
My children's physical health and wellbeing
My children's mental health and wellbeing
My children being able to be involved in activities with children their own age
Suitable childcare
Accessing the school of choice
My children having access to transport when they need it
My children accessing negative social media
My children being safe from harm
Being able to get support as a parent
Financial security - having enough money
Having time to spend with my children

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* 8. How easy or difficult is it to access local services and activities for your children?

  No problem with access Some difficulties with access Significant difficulties with access No access Not relevant/Not needed
Childcare facilities
Child-minding facilities
Primary school
Sports clubs
Leisure facilities
Doctors (GPs)
Speech and Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy services
Hospital services
Mental health services
Public transport
Taxi or private bus service
Disability services
Legal services
Information and advice service
Psychology service
Social work service
Other

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* 9. What do you see as the most serious challenge or difficulty you face as a parent?

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* 10. What do you think you most need help or assistance with (if anything)

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* 11. Have you looked for help on this?

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* 12. If you have looked for help, from where?

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* 13. How did it work out? What was the result?

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* 14. Did any positive change come about for you as a result of help you received?

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