Has your child received a suspension this school year from a New South Wales Public School? We would like to hear from you about your experiences.

Parent for ADHD Advocacy is undertaking an audit of suspensions procedures involving students with ADHD in NSW Public Schools over 2020.

Why this is important? Students with ADHD are overrepresented amongst all students receiving disciplinary measures. Deidentified data will be used by PAAA in seeking accountability from the NSW Department of Education regarding the enactment of the Discipline Policy in the context of the obligation to supporting students with a disability.

Before you start: As a part of this advocacy initiative, de-identified information to determine electoral locations of ‘suspension hot spots’. If you need to find your school’s local NSW electoral district please use the following link from NSW Electoral Commission in a NEW browser window.


Yes I will take the survey:


This audit is being conducted by Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia for the purposes of tracking the effect of NSW Disability Strategy on school disciplinary practices for students with ADHD. 

Who qualifies: 
Parents or carers of school-aged children who have a diagnosis of ADHD.
– The child has attended /attends an NSW public school (primary or secondary) in 2020.
– ADHD diagnosis has been disclosed to the child’s school.
The child had received a suspension during the 2020 school year.

If you have multiple children who fit the criteria, please answer the full set of questions for each child individually. 


– We do not collect personally-identifying information.
– Answers will be analysed as an aggregated group. 
– We would like to ask for the school’s electoral area to help to prioritise in advocacy efforts.  

Technical requirements:
Answering this survey can take between 2 and 10 minutes. We recommend completion via computer rather than a smartphone.

Thanks to everyone who has taken the survey.

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