Co-production is the process of involving parents, carers, young people, SEND professionals, health professionals and us- Hertfordshire County Council in the planning and implementation of SEND services and the Local Offer.

The Young Commissioners

Hertfordshire County Council ensures that children and young people have their say in the services they receive and, since 2016, youth voice has been at the very heart of these services. Young Commissioners are young people from a diverse range of backgrounds from all over Hertfordshire. Some might be young people living away from home or care leavers, and some may have disabilities or learning difficulties. They are all committed to making change for the better. You can read more about the work of the Young Commissioners or get involved here.

The SEND online feedback group

Our online research group composed of parents and carers of children or young people with SEND and young people with SEND aged 16 - 25. Members of the group help to co-produce the Local Offer website and make improvements to SEND services with their feedback.

If you're interested in joining, you can read more about the SEND Online Feedback Group here. The group is sent occasional surveys or short online tasks that help make our services better. You don't have to be involved in every activity - you can do as little or as much as you want to, and tasks are never a test of ability.

The Herts Parent Carer Involvement (HPCI) 

Hertfordshire's main parent carer forum recognised by the Department for Education, Hertfordshire County Council, Herts Valleys CCG and East and North Herts CCG. HPCI was started in 2010 by a group of parents and carers of children with SEND who work with education, health and social care services to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families. You can read more about the work of HPCI or get involved here