Parent and Carer Panels

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Join our Parent and Carer Panels

If you are either currently expecting a baby or have a baby under the age of 2 we would like to invite you to be part of our Parent and Carer Panels

The first 1,001 days of a child's life are a critical development period. We really want your help to improve the services in Sheffield that all parents and carers can access from pregnancy through to their child’s second birthday.

Register your interest by completing this form or call Emma for more information on 07964122442

About the panel

We would love to hear from you if you are either currently expecting a baby or have a baby under the age of 2. We want to hear from a diverse group of parents and carers to ensure we listen to all voices in the community.

This means that you do not need to have taken part in anything like this before. If you’re willing to share your experiences of pregnancy, having a baby and accessing services then we’d love to hear from you.

Topics for discussion will be varied – for example, you might be asked about your experience of meeting your midwife for the first time or accessing parenting programmes. You will also be invited to share any ideas you have on early years services to shape their design.

We know that parents and carers are busy. We will work with the panel to find a time that works for as many of the group as possible. We generally meet every 6-8 weeks online and in person in venues across the city. 

The panel will include other parents and carers like you, who are willing to speak about their current or recent experiences of expecting a baby or of having a child under 2 years old.

There will also be a facilitator and note-taker present at the sessions.

We are interested in your experiences. The information you share will be used anonymously to shape services in your area and help improve the quality of care that other new families receive.

We will take notes from the meetings, but no personally identifiable information will be recorded or shared beyond the meeting.

We would like you to take part and contribute to the panel for long enough to benefit from the experience. This will depend on when you decide to join, and how recent your experiences of expecting a baby or accessing services with a baby under 2 years old are.

We will agree some approximate dates with you when you join, but you are welcome to remain part of the panel for at least 6 months after your youngest child turns 2 years old.

You are free to leave the panel at any point.

Call Emma for more information on 07964122442

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