What is Co-production?

Co-production is a way of working where service providers and users, work together to reach a collective outcome.  This means being there from the start and being a equal partner.

The SEND Code of Practice 2015 outlines its expectations of principles that underpin all legislation and guidance related to SEND:

Section 19 of the Children and Families Act 2014 makes clear that local authorities, in carrying out their functions under the Act in relation to disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs (SEN), must have regard to:

  • the views, wishes and feelings of the child or young person, and the child’s parents
  • the importance of the child or young person, and the child’s parents, participating as fully as possible in decisions, and being provided with the information and support necessary to enable participation in those decisions
  • the need to support the child or young person, and the child’s parents, in order to facilitate the development of the child or young person and to help them achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes, preparing them effectively for adulthood”

Click Here to read what Co-production means in Oldham for parents/carers, children and young people at an individual level and a strategic level with partners.