Pathfinder Information Pack: Engagement & Participation

Written by Mott MacDonaldDate 01 Mar 2015

This information pack includes an overview of the engagement and participation of parents carers, children and young people in the SEND reforms, including links to relevant documentation, case studies and resources.

It is based on the experience and learning from various local areas and other stakeholders including reports and guides that outline the learning from parent carer forums.

This resource is useful because the engagement and participation of parent carers, children, young people’ theme is at the centre of the reforms. Parent carers, children and young people should all be active and equal partners within every local area so that they are empowered to have clear and active participation in the implementation of the reforms. A core value is also that co-produced approach between the beneficiaries and professionals.

Throughout this pack there are good practice examples and cases where the involvement of children, young people and parent carers had a positive effect on strategic decisions, local offer development and the individual experience of young people and their families.