Nationally, Genuine Partnerships works closely with charity Contact to deliver bespoke packages of training, support and consultation focusing on co-production and inclusive practice. The approach is appreciative and grounded in the psychology and skills needed to build and maintain the quality relationships that make co-production effective and rewarding. We have worked with lots of local areas on VOICES and other projects that involve partners across Education, Health and Care, schools and settings, parent carers and young people in thinking about and developing co-production in their area.
The team supports regional and national projects, for example we have been working in partnership with the NNPCF (National Network of Parent Carer Forums) and NDTi (National Development Team for Inclusion) to create Preparing for Adulthood minimum standards, and on the DfE Early Years Programme SEND Project which has involved a number of partners including the Council for Disabled Children (leading), Contact, NASEN, Dingley’s Promise, iCan and the Communication Trust. Through this work we have created a Four Cornerstones Success Measures tool to support schools, settings and services in measuring the impact of adopting and implementing the Four Cornerstones.
We will try our best to support areas that approach us where we can, and we will work with you to agree a bespoke package that meets your area’s particular needs. Due to limited capacity, we would advise making contact with us well in advance of the event, training or project you would like us to support. We show care towards the environment by minimising unnecessary travel. We can therefore offer most of our training and projects virtually, but will continue to offer face-to-face support where it is agreed that this is necessary and feasible.