Cornerstones Tools for Local Areas and Groups of Organisations (eg multi-academy trusts)

Good quality co-production and participation is required by the Children and Families Act 2014 and subsequent SEND legislation. However, this process and its success depends on organisational cultures fostering and embedding this approach.

These Quality Indicators have been produced to help groups, organisations and partnerships identify and develop good practice in how they work together in co-production.

Evidence shows that when local area partners actively work towards these Quality Indicators together, a culture of inclusion and co-production begins to thrive, trust strengthens, relationships flourish and better outcomes are generated for all.

  • Quality Indicators tool a whole area or group self-evaluation tool to support partners working together strategically and/or operationally to strengthen co-production and inclusive practice (this can be used by individual services and settings but the Four Cornerstones Approach suite of tools is more comprehensive)
  • Quality Indicator Framework Guidance
  • How the Four Cornerstones support Voice and Influence – a tool for individual schools, settings and organisations as well as clusters of organisations such as MATs and local areas to consider how young people’s voice can best be facilitated, using the Cornerstones