What is co-production & participation?

Parent carer participation is when parents and professionals work together, recognising each other’s expert knowledge, to design, develop and improve services for disabled children in the local area.


Co-production – Parents & professionals working jointly together to develop, decide, design & do as equal partners.     


Participation – Parents & professionals working in groups to decide what should happen to shape services.


Consultation– Parents are given options and the professionals decide what happens


Information – Parents Carers are provided with information from or about the service providers.


No engagement – Parents do not have a working relationship.