Gathering and listening to the views of children and young people with SEND, and their families, is key to how we improve our services. We are constantly trying to develop our links with local families so we can understand how they experience our services.
Click on the links below to find out more about what local families have told us about services, and how we have responded:
If you want to get involved with shaping local SEND services, contact us and we'll put you in touch with the relevant member of staff. Or join the Barnet Parent Carer Forum and have your say in the future of services for your child or young person. And please encourage others to join too – wider representation means stronger influence and impact. We'll publish what you tell us, and our response, on on a termly basis so be sure to check back here regularly.
Our latest Local Offer Annual Report is available here.
A couple examples of co-production
In 2017, we initiated a workstream as part of our SEND Development Group to review the way that co-production happens for children and young people with SEND and their families. This group developed a set of slides which is used by all workstreams to ensure we have a consistent approach to engagement and participation.
Between May and July 2017 the EP Team implemented a process to incorporate a C/YP interview panel in their most recent recruitment process. To establish and develop a positive contribution, the Barnet wide Young Person Group (Barnet Development Team Youth – BDTY) were consulted to gain their perspectives on how to implement such an approach. This report outlines the approach and the benefits.