Family participation in local authority service development

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Sean Haresnape
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Family participation in local authority service development

Post by Sean Haresnape » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:16 am

We are interested in hearing about examples of effective parent/family participation in the development of local authority services. Do the families you work with have opportunity to comment on the services they receive and if so do they have an impact?
Do you have examples of how parents or families have expressed views about services or similarly is your service genuinely interested in giving families a seat at the table?
Any thoughts please post or email sharesnape@frg.org.uk

Tim Fisher
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Re: Family participation in local authority service developm

Post by Tim Fisher » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:22 am

In Camden we have a Family Advisory Board that meets once every 2 months. Recently they have contributed to our national accreditation portfolio, our annual report and set objectives for the current financial year.
The FAB group is typically 12 family members from a pool of 30 we approached that have had an FGC in Camden. We purposely aim to have representation from extended family, friends and kinship carers as well as parents.

Sean Haresnape
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Re: Family participation in local authority service developm

Post by Sean Haresnape » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:33 pm

Great example presented yesterday at the 'Driving up standards' event in London of family members who have been through an FGC setting up a service to support other families going through an FGC. Well done Tim at Camden for driving this forward and for your contribution to the event.

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