The Rotherham Charter is a model for building genuine, good quality partnerships with children and young people, and their parents and carers. Based on local research it is recognised as best practice in co-production by the DfE (Department for Education), Contact a Family and the Council for Disabled Children.
Rotherham Local Authority and Rotherham Parents Forum Ltd have been equal partners during all Charter developments. The team is large and diverse, involving parents, carers, practitioners from schools, settings and services, and young people. Some people have paid roles and others are volunteers, working together in equal partnership. All activities, training and packages of support are co-produced and co-delivered, modelling the Charter principles in practice.