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
No courses have been arranged at the
moment. However, when they have, details and course descriptions
will be available on the Parent Carers
To enquire about parent carer engagement you can call Michele
Davies, Parent Engagement Advisor, on 01905 827441 or you can
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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.