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Pledge for co-production

The SEND Code of Practice

The SEND Code of Practice makes it clear that the local authority, education settings, social care and clinical commissioning groups must engage with and listen to children and young people and their parents and carers. This is so that when planning, designing and organising services, their experiences, views and expectations are fully taken into account.

We believe that co-production is the best, fairest and most effective way to achieve this. Children, young people and families must be placed at the centre of shaping the way services are planned and delivered in Norfolk.

What is co-production? 

Co-production is where everyone works together on an equal basis to create a service or come to a decision that works for them all.

Why is co-production a good way of working?

  • Communication between those who organise and supply services and the children, young people and families who use them is improved, enabling them to decide together on the best use of resources
  • Children, young people and families are able to ensure that service organisers and providers understand their needs and what is working well or can be improved
  • There is a shared desire to improve services and to ensure that they are as good as they can be
  • Everyone has a part to play and feels valued and listened to in the areas in which they have experience and skill
  • By working together we can call on a greater pool of knowledge and ideas, and have the opportunity to work creatively on new ways of doing things
  • Service organisers, providers, users and their families can all feel they have been able to improve services

What needs to be in place for co-production to happen?

  • Children, young people and families who use services are able to be involved in every aspect of service planning, design and delivery at every level
  • Appropriate and adequate resources are available to support co-production (time, expenses, easy-read documents and access needs)
  • There is an acknowledgement and agreement that everyone has an equal and important contribution to make
  • Service organisers and providers take time to listen to, acknowledge and respect what children, young people and families say about services and reflect and act on what is heard
  • Creative and solution-focused thinking and the exploration of new approaches are encouraged to reimagine the services children, young people and families need
  • An ethos of sharing and collaboration is supported in the belief that by combining ideas and resources we can do more

What does this mean in practice?

  • Children and young people with SEND and their families work in partnership with those supporting them
  • Person-centred reviews (PCRs) are commonplace and considered best practice for ensuring that the views, wishes, feelings and aspirations of children and young people are at the centre of decisions about how to meet their needs
  • When planning provision and support for children and young people with SEND and their families, their views, wishes, feelings and aspirations are taken into account
  • Children and young people with SEND and their families give their views, wishes and aspirations throughout the EHC needs assessment and plan development process
  • Family Voice Norfolk, as the Parent Carer Forum for Norfolk, is involved in all discussions about the Norfolk SEND strategy and new and existing service design and development across education, health and social care
  • Education settings consult with children, young people and families about their SEN information report and what services they commission as part of their local offer

We are asking you to sign this pledge for co-production to show your commitment and support to the values of co-production.  Once you have signed the pledge we will publish your name and role below.

Sign the pledge

People who have signed the pledge

Mr Michael Bateman - Programme Director SEND & Alternative Provision
Mrs Nicki Rider - Norfolk local authority officer
Mr Wayne Doman - Parent and Local Offer officer
Mr Greg Doman - Young person with SEND
Mrs Teresa Doman - Parent/carer
Ms Claire Jones - Local Offer manager
Mrs Helen Bradshaw - Parent
Ms Joanna Bunter - Parent/carer
Mrs Clare Fletcher - Headteacher
Mrs Lorraine DeVere - Parent/carer
Ms Karen Sheen - Parent/carer
Mrs Hayley Howes - Community relations manager for Buddies Day Service
Mrs Sam Joyce - Manager for Buddies Day Service
Miss Katrina Beck - Parent/carer
Mr Keith Mckenzie - Headteacher
Ms Charlotte Collison - Independent supporter
Mrs Diane Lambert - Transition officer, Sense
Ms Anne Severino - SENDIASS advisor
Mr Frank Crowdy - Norfolk transition lead
Mrs Sarah Wengrow - Transition tracking officer
Ms Janina Schiebler - SENDIASS manager
Ms Nicola Baxter - Parent/carer
Mrs Kate Draycott - Parent
Mrs Lynn Wykes - Parent
Mrs Sarah Hall - Parent
Mr Will Campbell - Parent support adviser, schools in Cromer
Mr Mark Gower - Designated clinical officer
Mrs Amelia Andrews - Independent supporter
Mrs Pat Brickley - Development worker with Norfolk SEN network
Miss Rebekah Bray - Co-educator/carer
Ms Cheryl Bould - Parent
Miss Belinda O'Brien - SENCo
Mrs Lynette Woodward - Norfolk SENDiass support advisor
Mrs Hannaly Rafols Fox - Childminder
Miss Laura Chapman - Parent
Mrs Tracey Sismey - Chair of Family Voice Norfolk
Mrs Sarah Porter - Director of inclusion for the HEART education trust
Mrs Alison Furniss - Parent/carer and vice chair Family Voice Norfolk
Mrs Rachel Clarke - Parent/carer
Mrs Emily Francis - Parent/carer and independent ADHD coach
Mrs Julie Purdy - Inclusion projects officer
Ms Rhona Webster - Children and young people's continuing care nurse, GYWCCG
Mrs Steph Askew - SEND advisor
Mrs Terri Holkham - EHCP coordinator
Mrs Tracey Mills - EHC plan coordinator
Mrs Esther Pike - EHC plan coordinator
Ms Sarah Harrison - Parent/lead of the Dragons project
Ms Karen Leggett - Early years improvement and inclusion officer
Miss Viktorija Rauchaite - Student, Fakenham Academy
Miss Stephanie Doolan - Welfare rights officer
Miss Rachael Barns - Parent and SEN teacher
Mrs Debra Oldman - SEND projects manager
Mr Ian Ramsbottom - Choi Kwang Do, martial arts instructor
Mrs Rebecca Rout - Parent/teacher
Mrs Michele Carey - EHC plan coordinator
Mr Edward Young - Employment development manager, Norfolk County Council
Mrs Zoe Colby - Cover supervisor
Mrs Rhonda Stokes - EHC plan coordinator
Mr James Press - BSO - CWD short breaks team
Miss Hannah Riches - Volunteer and work placement officer/family member
Mrs Amanda Lock - Skills and development officer - Norfolk County Council
Mrs Joanna Gray - Higher level teaching assistant
Mrs Karen Evans - Co-educator, ECC
Mrs April Shepherdson - Health Visitor
Mrs Jane Crawley - parent
Mrs Hannah Nichols - parent
Mr Chris Howes - Edfords Care Farm, SEN farm school instructor
Miss Jody Bunting - Social worker specialising in children with disabilities
Mrs Tracey Pugh - Mundford playgroup supervisor
Mrs Wendy Connell - Business support officer for SEN op support team
Miss Rachel Gates - Local Authority officer
Ms Maggie Tyler - Section 19 education adviser
Miss Rachel Adams - Titan travel trainer
Mrs Katy Wheals - Parent
Mrs Jo Mower - Paediatric diabetes nurse specialist
Mrs Mary Haddow - Nursing sister
Ms Anna-Lisa Pedlow - Early years improvement development worker
Mrs Sonia Walker - Senior adviser, Norfolk County Council
Mrs Laura Brennon - Dietetic assistant
Mr Nicholas Scott - Residential children's practitioner
Mrs Jeni Mein - Autism specialist support worker
Miss Tanya Doy - Education quality assurance and intervention support - medical needs
Ms Lara Williamson - Community focus officer
Mrs Jessica Flowerdew - Parent and SEND emotional well being practitioner
Miss Vanessa Lindsey - Parent and digital platform manager at Norfolk County Council
Miss Katie Darby - Deputy manager at children's day nursery
Miss Dawn Carter - Parenting coordinator Youth Offending Team
Mr Mark Watkins - Senior social worker
Mr Karl Chapman - TITAN locality lead
Mr Themba Nkomo - Senior social worker
Miss Emma Brown - Parent
Ms Tracey Barker - CWD short break coordinator
Mrs Amy Hanton - A SEND-link governor within the Wensum Trust
Miss Emma Brown - Parent
Miss Tracy Moreton - Parent
Miss Sadie Scharff - Trainee teacher
Miss Julia Yeates - Teacher of history
Ms Karen Searle - Specialist advisor post 16 EET, Leaving Care Service
Mrs Linda Benjafield - Foster carer
Ms Marie Worrall - Teacher
Ms Clare Draper - Key worker service coordinator, NCHC
Mr Andrew Bavington - Preparing for Adult Life practitioner
Mr Don Saunders - Family time supervisor
Mrs Katy Wheals - Parent 
Miss Julie Woodhouse - SENCo at St Helens Preschool, Norwich
Miss Sue Shropshall - Norfolk employment coordinator (NES)
Mrs Kaye Bell - Deputy Manager at Pre school
Ms Emma Shepheard - Parent/Teacher
Ms Leanna Knight - Peer Support worker
Mr Andrew Riley - Senior employment advisor
Miss Suzy Thacker - Counsellor
Miss Laura Slater - Development associate, Equal Education
Miss Katherine Ball - Assistant psychological wellbeing practitioner (Wellbeing)
Mrs Mandy Coates - Teaching assistant
Emily Player - GP
Mrs Lisa Turner-Hook - Pastoral teaching assistant
Miss Charlotte Hill - Child services
Mrs Catherine Wright - Headteacher
Mrs Sonia Hall - Deputy Head
Mrs Chloe Reading - Personal adviser for leaving care
Ms Helen Symonds - Psychological Therapist
Mrs Joy Kiddell - Childminder / parent
Mrs Victoria Reader - Parent/foster carer
Ms Amanda Darroch - SENCO
Miss Alice Budds - Student 
Mr Tommy Simpson - Learning Support Assistant - City Of Norwich High School
Miss Emma Joslin - Project Support Assistant 
Mr Harshjeet Singh Bal - Parent
Mrs Sharon Ballantyne - Safeguarding & SEND Coordinator
Mr Alex Robinson - Governor, Millfield Primary School
Mrs Rebecca Davies - EHCP Coordinator
Mrs Maria Cox - Health Team Manager
Ms Kate Gott - Peer Support Worker
Mrs Sarah Hamson – Peer Support Worker and Parent/Carer
Miss Karen Humphrey – EHCP Coordinator
Mr Robert West - Assistant Practitioner - Preparing for Adult Life
Mrs Sherilee Pointer - Carer
Mrs Sarah Harding - Parent
Ms Amanda Johnson - Business Lead - Adult Services
Mrs Jill Wilson - School Governor
Mrs Suzanne Battle - Senior Travel Trainer TITAN
Mr Peter Elwick - Place Planning Officer 
Mrs Jessica Balado - Head Teacher 
Mrs Maxine Blocksidge - Senior SEND Advisor 
Mr Roger Allen - PfAL and Employment Serv
ice Manager 
Ms Delyth Crook - Audiologist and Acting Team Leader, Deaf Children and Young People
Miss Hannah Young - Teaching Assistant
Elaine Nickolls - Senior Educational Psychologist
Ms Irene Kerry - Children and Young People's Participation Co-ordinator
Mr Steve Gale - NCC Programme Manager SEND and Alternative Provi
Mr Harry Hammond - Graduate Teaching Intern
Mrs Wendy Rudd - Local Authority Officer
Ms Kate Oakley - Consultant
Ms Dawn Everitt - Residential Children's Practitioner

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