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Start for Life parent and carer panel in Norfolk

Panel group

The Norfolk parent and carer panel is a group of parents and carers who come together regularly to:

  • Talk about their experiences of the services within the Start for Life offer 
  • Provide feedback on how these services can develop and work better together
  • Have a direct influence on helping to further develop the Start for Life offer

Who can join the panel? 

  • Mums
  • Dads
  • Carers
  • Grandparents
  • Kinship carers and others

who are either expecting a new baby in the family or have responsibility for a child under two-years-old.

Where the panel meets

The panel will meet regularly, at least once every two months. Meetings could be face-to-face or online depending on the availability of panel members. We will plan meetings well in advance and provide support to cover things such as travel costs, as needed.

What panel members do

We will ask panel members for their feedback on services and ideas for improvement. Panel members can take part in activities such as focus groups and surveys.

Panel members will learn about the Start for Life offer and contribute to development plans. This could be in areas like breastfeeding, parental mental health and parenting support.

We will ask the panel for their thoughts and views on:

  • Future services design
  • Plans to improve the lives of pregnant people, babies, toddlers and families in Norfolk

Support available to join the panel

When joining the panel, we will ask you about the support you may need. For example, help to cover childcare costs, travel arrangements, or meeting equipment - such as hearing loops.

Apply online to join the panel

If you would like you join the parent and carer panel, you can apply online. 

Apply to join the parent and carer panel (opens new window)

Further information

If you have any questions, want an informal chat or would like to join the panel, please email