Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


In March 2018, Manchester launched our own SEND Co-production Charter, which sets out how all the local partners will make better decisions for brighter futures for our children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

It says that we will:

– Trust each other
– Support each other to understand the approach
– Embed co-production in all areas of work
– Work in the Our Manchester way
– Work in equal partnership from the start, valuing everyone
– Be transparent, accountable and honest
– Focus on strengths
– Welcome and care

Below are some articles and events we published on this website that relates to the Co-production Charter.

Co-production with Parents and Carers

In celebration of Co-production Week, we are pleased to share with you a few words from Maureen Howell (Manchester City Council's SEND Engagement & Young Carers Lead) and Maria Simpkin (Manchester City Council's Engagement Manager & Local Offer Coordinator), who wanted to express their

Co-production in Manchester 2021

Since the launch of the SEND Co-production Charter back in 2018, Please click this image to view the SEND Co-production Charter in full. Manchester has come quite a way towards building a co-productive culture across Education, Health, Social Care, and universal services across

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Co-Production in Manchester

In celebration of National Co-Production Week, we invited some partners from the Local Authority to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver services to SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) families in Manchester. Below is a message from Maureen Howell, Manchester