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Get involved, have your say

To support the co-production of the Local Offer site, we have a Local Offer Working Group which consists of representatives from:

  • Young people
  • Parent Carers
  • Support services
  • Specialist agency champions

All members are responsible for raising the profile of the Local Offer and sharing information with their networks.

The concept of co-production means that all parties need to be involved in the planning, design and delivery throughout the process. All parties aim to think of creative ways to shape the information and guidance available to Derby’s parents carers, children and young people.

The group currently meets every month to discuss and review the website; the meetings are used to consult on the Local Offer site and discuss all future development and improvement activities. If you would like more information or to be a member of the Local Offer Working Group, please contact the Local Offer at local.offer@derby.gov.uk or telephone 01332 640758.

In the interests of transparency, minutes and papers tabled will be available to all here:

3 March 2020

24 January 2020

12 December 2019

The Department for Education jointly commissioned KIDS, a national disability charity, along with the Council for Disabled Children to deliver a new national participation programme with disabled children and young people, and those with SEN called Making Participation Work.

Derby City's Local Offer requested to be involved and were offered the maximum two events facilitated by KIDS. The final reports can be read here:

Summer term feedback

IssuesOutcomes
You said the new Derby SAL service should be on the Local Offer We created space for it in the Professionals Zone
You said there should be a formal local Area SEND strategy We co-produced the Living My Best Life Strategy
You said you did not like the name Local Offer We looked again at our branding to make sure it linked to our strategic vision of 'Living my best life'
You said the News page needed updating to include more about the good things happening in the city We refreshed the content and created the Include and Inspire blog, reflecting stories from young people, parents as well as professionals

Spring term feedback

IssuesOutcomes
You said the EHCP Myth Buster didn’t reflect everything correctly We have reviewed this document and we will have a specific webpage to pick up mythbusters instead of our hidden word document, as part of our reviewed EHCP section
You needed a formal assessment of your needs as a parent carer We co-produced the Parent Carer Needs Assessments Guide
You said there were updates to the travel information We uploaded revised travel policies, forms and new leaflet for young people
You required multiple revisions to the health and wellbeing page We co-produced fresh content with the agency champion

Each year we publish your comments and show the improvements that we have made based on your feedback. Here is what you said and we did.

Autumn Term

IssuesOutcomes
You said the Myth Buster didn’t reflect everything correctly. We invited feedback using Facebook and email, gaining multiple responses to edit a new document.
You said the Activities directory wasn’t pulling through any results. We checked for glitches in the back office and posted a call out for Derby activities that are open and COVID safe.
At the Equality Impact Assessment meeting, you do not like the name "Local Offer". We added this as an agenda item for the SEND Partnership Co Production Group.
Professionals said preferred You Said, We Did to describe these actions. Name changed back.

Summer Term

Nothing captured due to COVID-19.

Spring Term

Issues and outcomes Spring Term Feedback 2020

Each year we publish your comments and show the improvements that we have made based on your feedback. Here is what you said and we did:

Each year we publish your comments and show the improvements that we have made based on your feedback. Here is what you said and we did:

Each year we publish your comments and show the improvements that we have made based on your feedback. Here is what you said and we did:

Each year we publish your comments and show the improvements that we have made based on your feedback. Here is what you said and we did:

You said we did September 2016