This new way of working – co-production – with children, young people and their families has brought a fresh and innovative approach. We’ve formed closer partnerships for shaping services and setting priorities at a time when there is less money in the system.
Co-production is working collaboratively to ensure that services are developed to meet the needs of Barking and Dagenham’s children and families. Parent/carers, children and young people have been consulted with at all stages of the local offer, the development, implementation and the review of the offer.
The local offer is a document owned by the community and developed by the community. Parent/carers, children and young people have supported the local authority to help shape services. They have a presence on the SEND stakeholder board meeting to support decisions made about services within Barking and Dagenham.
Working with parents
Parent forums provide information, advice and guidance to local families. Parents have worked with us to produce the local offer and will be instrumental in updating and refining it as we move forward.
Co-producing Barking and Dagenham’s local offer
Barking and Dagenham’s local offer has been co-produced with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
- children and young people
- parent forums
- head teachers
- school SENCOs
- youth groups
- social workers
- health colleagues
- voluntary sector partners
If you do not have access to the internet, visit your local children’s centre where they will be able to help you access the internet. Your child’s school may also be able to help you with internet access.
Barking and Dagenham Progress Project
The Barking and Dagenham Progress Project wanted to find out the views around the current local offer.
This information was mainly gathered verbally, but was supported by the use of Widgit symbols, and having the local offer website available to explore.