Parents in Partnership Stockport



What is Co-Production


Co Production


PiPS alongside our Local Authority in Stockport have developed and agreed our definition of Co-Production and it is being embedded across all aspects of the 0-25 Transformation programme which is being developed to fulfil the requirements of the Children’s and Families Act and the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.




‘Co-production happens when all partners together design, develop, carry out and review recommendations, plans, actions and materials as a collective.’




Co-production is when all team members together agree outcomes, coproduce recommendations, plans, actions and materials as a collective. It is an approach which builds upon meaningful participation and assumes effective consultation and information sharing. In its essence, co-production is a dynamic group process and happens in the room when there is equal value for each participant’s contribution and when there is a meaningful proportion of participants who are service users (in this case parent carers) present.


A short Video about Co-Production


This short video  with Edward Timpson Children & Families Minister has been developed to support local areas as they plan and transform their services for disabled children and those with special educational needs. It is based on experiences from parent carer forums and local authorities and health providers in the SEND pathfinder areas, and demonstrates why ensuring there is co-production between parent carers and professionals is essential. It gives real examples of how this has worked, and the impact it has had, and why those who have worked in this way would not go back.




This video was produced by Contact a Family, the National Network or Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) and South East Seven pathfinder in collaboration with the Department for Education and Mott McDonald.

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