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Working Parent Partnership

Working Parent Partnership

Parents and Practitioners Working in Partnership

The concept of Parents and Practitioners working in partnership to plan services for children and young people with additional needs is high on the political agenda.

Worcestershire County Council is working in partnership with Health, Education, Social Care and local community groups to turn this concept into a reality.

Representatives from various services and agencies formed the Parent Participation Development Group 2009. The group has since been disbanded, but a group of parents have sought funding to enable them to develop a range of initiatives aimed to raise awareness of the importance of parents and practitioners working in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people with additional needs. This group is called Our Voice, and is currently developing their membership and training strategy. They plan to launch the group to professionals early in the new year.

Everyone who works with families who have children with additional needs is now expected to work in full partnership with parents when planning support and services for their children. 

Furthermore, when new services are being planned or existing services are being developed, all providers MUST seek the views of parents and work in full partnership with them to ensure services are fit for purpose.

Training Sessions for Parents, Carers and Practitioners

No courses have been arranged at the moment. However, when they have, details and course descriptions will be available on the Parent Carers (External Website).

To enquire about parent carer engagement you can call Michele Davies, Parent Engagement Advisor, on 01905 827441 or you can email:

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  • National Youth Agency
    an independent charity and the partner of choice for advising and supporting authorities in the development of programmes and policies for young people.

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This page was last reviewed 2 May 2013 at 17:01.
The page is next due for review 29 October 2014.