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.