Expertise in evidencing feedback from parents was used to inform the process e.g. Parents Voice reports, case studies, transport consultation.
Those involved heard the harrowing accounts of children travelling for 3 hours a day or leaving their home, family and community to attend an out of school placement.
Experience in ensuring documentation is easy to read.
The Local Authority even gave LPCF licence to rewrite the Local Authorities consultation questionnaire.
Attendance at every consultation (23) by our volunteers meant that parents had every opportunity to engage and feedback their views.
Five Independent Consultations were held by LPCF to ensure that everyone on the membership was provided an opportunity to feed their views into the process.
Report published by LPCF informed the process and was provided to Councillors at the Scrutiny meeting which LPCF also attended to respond to any questions.
Invited to share our "wow" moment in front of Ministers and the DFE with recognition by the NNPCF at the National Conference of Parent Carer Forums relating to our Co-production with the Local Authority and Heads of Special Schools.
LPCF have developed and approved our practice as a result of the process. This includes changes to our operational practice and some policies.
More emphasis on training on participation for volunteers and development of our evidence base.
More time developing relationships with key stakeholders to influence further change.
Volunteer Engagement days to explore key themes around co-production reflecting on our practice as well of that of others.