Our Co-Production Charter
Following feedback, we have reviewed our Co-Production Charter which has been re-launched on 17/11/20. The updated charter gives more detail about how we should work well together to ensure co-production is strong across our local area. Our Charter image 'The Hats' can be used as a simple guide to help discussions between families and professionals. Sign up to our Charter Pledge here or in the section below.
We will continue to review the charter so please let us have your comments by email.
Our Charter has been co-produced with families, children, young people and health, care and education colleagues. The Charter has been designed to help anyone co-produce, whether you are new to it entirely, or have years of experience. The Charter is about the way we will all work well together to create a culture where we will:
- Be Open and Honest
- Actively Listen
- Value the Lived Experiences
- Do What Matters
- Be Accountable and Responsive
- Work Together
- Be Respectful
Co-Production in Stockport
In Stockport, our vision is for all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to have the best start in life. We want all children and young people to be happy, prepared for adulthood and able to achieve their goals. We want families to feel supported, confident, resilient and connected to their community.
Our SEND strategic priorities outline that we will work pro-actively and co-productively with parents, carers, young people and other partners to improve service planning, design, delivery and review and to ensure services are child, young people and family focused.
To strengthen our co-production locally, and in response to an area of weakness identified during our joint local area inspection in September 2018, a local, working definition of co-production was developed by parents, carers, education, health and social care colleagues and young people. Our definition in Stockport is:
Co-production happens when all voices are actively listened to from the start of the planning process. This involves a mutual respect for each other’s views, with an open and honest relationship that is transparent and continually evolving to achieve meaningful and positive outcomes.
Read more about our co-production work in the sections below.
Our Co-production Activity
Here is an outline of our co-production activity within the local area.
|Date||Activity||Purpose and Who was Involved|
|Jul-20||Education Health & Care Plan action planning||Co-design with parents/carers of action plan to improve performance against EHCP timeframes|
|Jul-20||Preparing for Adulthood||Case study work with young person to explore positive experiences to improve future practice|
|Jul-20||SEND Champions - working well with schools||Co-design of resources for support and signposting for parents/carers of children and young people with SEND with parents/carers and professionals and volunteers from across education, health and care|
|Jul-20||Co-production Webinar||Co-delivery between SMBC, CCG, PACTS, NHSFT of webinar for parents/carers professionals to develop the co-production charter and series of events and activities for co-production week|
|Jul-20||Outcomes framework for chidren and young people webinar||Co-delivery between SMBC, CCG and PACTS of webinar for parents/carers professionals to develop the outcomes framework and measures for children & young people|
|Aug-20||Autism training||parent/carer involvement to co-design autism training offer|
|Aug-20||SEND Local Offer website||Co-design of SEND Local Offer with young people|
|Aug-20||Thematic Analysis (case studies) Review||Co-design and review of progress against thematic analysis improvement plan for SEND Improvement Journey|
|Aug-20||Levels of Need guidance for social workers||Engagement with SEND Champions to improve content of Levels of Need documentation based on iThrive model for social care involvement with families|
|Sep-20||Dedicated Schools Grant Review||Co-design of consultation and engagement plans and content for DSG review|
|Sep-20||Outcomes framework design / artwork||Co-design by young people with SEND of graphic for outcomes framework|
|Sep-20||SEND Board Development Day||Parent/carer membership of SEND Board to ensure strategic involvement and challenge in relation to SEND Improvement Journey|
|Sep-20||Preparing for Adulthood||Strategic co-production with parent/carers to review the offer for young people|
|Sep-20||Escalation guides and champions checklist for parents/carers working with services and schools||Co-design of processes for parents/carers with SEND champions including schools, parents/carers, professionals|
|Jul & Aug 20||Outcomes framework for chidren and young people||Co-design of measures for chidren and young people's outcomes with schools, parents/carers, professionals|
|Monthly||Co-production Workstream||Parent/carer membership to ensure strategic involvement and challenge in relation to co-production work across local area|
|Monthly||Early Help Board||Parent/carer involvement to co-design early help strategy for parents/carers|
|Monthly||Education Health & Care Plan Workstream||Parent/carer membership to ensure strategic involvement and challenge in relation to EHCP work across local area|
|Monthly||Involving Parents/Carers and young people in recruitment||Co-design of recruitment guidance with parents/carers, young people|
|Monthly||Joint Commissioning Workstream||Parent/carer membership to ensure strategic involvement and challenge in relation to joint commissioning work across local area|
|Monthly||SEND Board||Parent/carer membership of SEND Board to ensure strategic involvement and challenge in relation to SEND Improvement Journey|
|Monthly||SEND Local Offer Sub-group meeting||Co-design of new SEND Local Offer website with parents/carers, SMBC, NHSCCG, NHSFT, PACTS, SENDIASS|
|Monthly||Parent Carer Forum Monthly meeting||Local area agreement monthly monitoring to ensure ongoing parent carer strategic engagement in SEND Improvement Journey and support for parents/carers in the local area|
|Weekly||Covid Comms / Schools Planning||Weekly meetings with parent/carer forum and SENDIASS service to update/co-ordinate and represent parent/carer issues in relation to covid|
|Weekly||Webinars||Various webinars co-designed and co-delivered with parent/carer forum for parents/carers and professionals based on and to improve lived experiences and practice|
Make your Co-Production Pledge
We are asking all settings, schools, colleges and services across Stockport to embed our co-production charter in their practice. This will give us all confidence that co-production is at the heart of everything we do. If you haven't already pledged to embed our Charter, please follow the link to sign up.
We will get in touch to talk about what support you might need.
See which schools/services have signed up to our Co-production Pledge
Below is a list of settings, schools and services who have signed up to our co-production pledge. If you can't see your school/setting on the list, or a service that supports you, why not encourage them to sign up!
|Adswood Primary School||Barnardo's Services across Greater Manchester (10 boroughs)|
|All Saints CE Primary, Marple||Brinnington start well hub|
|Arden Primary School||Brookfield House|
|Banks Lane Infant and Nursery School||Children's Therapy Services, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust|
|Bolshaw Primary School||Corporate and Support Services|
|Bridge Hall Primary School||CSS - Parking|
|Broadstone Hall Primary School||Designated Clinical Officer- NHS Stockport CCG|
|Brookside Primary School||Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) Team|
|Cale Green Primary School||Ethnic Diversity Service|
|Cheadle Catholic Infant School||Infant Parent service|
|Cheadle Catholic Junior School||Learning Support Service|
|Dial Park Primary School||Lowry House|
|Etchells Primary School||Parenting Team|
|Freshfield Nursery School||Parents and Carers Together Stockport (PACTS)|
|Great Moor Infant School||People|
|Hollywood Park Nursery School||Safeguarding and Learning|
|Hursthead Junior School||School Improvement Team|
|Ladybridge Primary School||Seashell Trust Children's Residential Care Homes|
|Ladybrook Primary School||Seashell Trust Family Services Department|
|Lane End Primary School||SEND and Inclusion|
|Marple Hall School||SMBC - Workforce development manager|
|Mellor Primary School||Start Well Health Visiting and Early Years Teams|
|Mersey Vale Primary School||Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group|
|Moat House Pupil Referral Unit||Stockport Family|
|Moss Hey Primary School||Stockport Family and Education Workforce Development Team|
|Nevill Road Junior School||Stockport Health Visiting Service|
|Oak Tree Primary School||Stockport School Nursing Service|
|Pownall Green Primary School||Stockport Sensory Support Service|
|Queensgate Primary School||The Proud Trust|
|Romiley Primary School||Virtual School|
|St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School||Youth Justice & Targeted Youth Support Services|
|St Christopher's Catholic Primary school|
|St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School|
|St Joseph's RC Primary School|
|St Mary's RC Primary Stockport|
|St Paul's CE Primary School|
|St Philip's Catholic Primary School|
|St Simon’s Catholic Primary School|
|St Thomas CE Primary School, Heaton Chapel|
|St Winifred’s RC Primary School|
|Stockport College (Trafford College Group)|
|Torkington Primary School|
|Vernon Park Primary School|
|Woodley Primary School|
Co-Production Week 2020
Co-production Week England 2020 (6th - 10th July)
Co-production Week, started by SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) in 2016, is about highlighting the benefits of working together positively. It is about sharing good practice, learning from one another, making connections, and emphasising the importance of fully involving people who use services and carers in developing better public services. With all the work going on within our SEND programme, we thought this year would be a start of many years to come where we celebrate, share and learn ways of good practice.
We have worked with a range of key partners such as our Parent Carer representatives and NHS colleagues to work up a schedule of webinars, information and activities for you to get involved in.
If you have an example of where co-production has worked well, please get in touch. Let’s think about how we could share this during National Co-production week.
Webinars from Co-Production Week 2020
Background to Co-Production in Stockport
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) undertook a joint local area special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) inspection between 24th and 28th September 2018. The inspectors identified five specific areas of significant weakness requiring the local area to produce a Written Statement of Action (WsoA) to explain how it was going to address this.
Immediately, following inspection, Stockport put a plan in place to swiftly address identified deficits relating to co-production with our parent/carer community and this resulted in a series of engagement and participation activities. This was further enhanced as we recruited to the Strategic Participation Leader to further develop opportunities.
One of the main areas of development around progressing our approach to the WSOA, was the need to ensure that ‘co-production is the ‘golden thread’ running through all activity and tasks. As co-production was identified as a significant area of weakness, our strategies and actions must involve a broader span of parent, carers and young people in meaningful co-production and this key component of work is assigned to a unique workstream with the SEND programme. Our WSOA also stated that a core set of co-production principles (or values) would be agreed across the SEND community and a Co-Production Charter would be developed based upon the agreed values.
The co-production definition and charter were co-developed in 2019 and we continue to work with families, young people and professionals to develop this area of work.