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Celebrating National Coproduction Week! Coproduction in a changing world

Monday 6th July 2020

Coproduction is about genuinely involving families with disabled children in creating and developing the services they need. 

Working in this way often improves outcomes for disabled children and their families, while making the best use of time and resources. Coproduction happens when families and officers who develop and deliver services work together, recognising each other's expert knowledge, to design, develop and improve services for disabled children.

We are proud to work with our partners - parent carer forums, the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF), the Council for Disabled children (CDC) and Kids, and many others - to do all we can to make sure families with disabled children and young people have opportunities to influence and be at the heart of decisions that affect them.

The theme of this National Coproduction Week is "coproduction in a changing world." We know parent carer forums have been doing all they can to make sure services in their areas meet the needs of disabled children and their families during this challenging time. We know this isn't easy, as forums are run by parent carers themselves, facing many of the additional challenges the pandemic brings.

Despite all this, many forums have still worked to highlight the importance of coproduction and help services in their area respond to the needs of families.

We will be raising awareness of the difference parent carer forums have made in their local areas through sharing examples throughout the week. 

Join us and share your examples using the hashtag #CoProWeek  We'll also be adding examples to the parent participation pages on our website.