Participation Guide

PCAN has developed a Participation Guide to support service providers to improve their parent participation work. This is a simple step by step process to help providers think about why and how they involve parents in planning or delivery. Currently, we are working with one of the children’s nursing teams in the NHS to pilot the guide.

You download a copy of the guide here.

Update – January, 2012

PCAN helps NHS Nursing team to listen to parents views

PCAN’s new Participation Guide, written with Icarus to help services involve
and communicate more effectively with parents, has had a successful trial run.
The Learning Disability Nursing Team from the NHS worked with Icarus and
one of the PCAN trustees to think about how they would consult parents who
may have training and support needs at home. This could lead to new training
being available, based on parents concerns, for parents of children with learning
disabilities. The new Guide is a step by step aide to planning good participation,
and will hopefully help more services to make sure their involvement of parents
is of a high quality.