In 2017/18, we sought the involvement of young people in the refresh of the children’s mental health service plan for Kingston and Richmond. The involvement of the young people, through SEND Family Voices, led to them being nominated and winning a national award recognising their efforts in co-production of local plans.
Romany Wood-Robinson from SEND Family Voices said: “Co-production is a brave way of working, but it really does result in better services. I’m delighted that the co-productive approach that we, Richmond CCG and young people took has been recognised through this award.”
Doreen Redwood, Children’s Senior Health Commissioning Manager for Kingston and Richmond CCGs added: “We really value the contribution of parents, carers and young people in developing our plans and services to meet the needs of local people. I would like to thank all who were involved in winning this award.”
Left to right, Martha, participating young person, and Romany, founder of SEND Family Voices.