“The Charter is a brilliant illustration of what can be achieved if parents are brought into the process and involved in decision making about their children. This is not only relevant for parents of children with SEN but should serve as a focus for Children’s Services as it has done here.”
Brian Lamb OBE
Lamb Inquiry: Special Educational Needs and Parental Confidence (2009)
Collaborative work has been taking place to ensure Charter processes are fit for purpose for a diverse range of Education, Health and Care services and other providers. The Charter model for services has successfully been piloted by Rotherham Chat ‘n’ Chill, a youth group for young people from 13-25 on the autism spectrum, and is ready for launch.
Thinking about the Charter principles and how we meet them gave us the opportunity to reflect on what is fundamental to our group – happy, secure young people who trust the adults that they have to rely on. It was a very rewarding process that allowed us to celebrate our practice and build on the firm foundations that the Charter helped us to realise we had formed. It helped us to make sure that our focus is on what really matters – Young People.