The Co-production Network is a key part of SCIE’s co-production strategy. Its role is to support user, carer and equality groups’ involvement in SCIE’s strategic decision making and provide a pool of stakeholders which SCIE can work with to co-produce projects and programmes.
Membership of the Network is made up of:
- National user-controlled organisations
- National carer-controlled organisations
- Equality group organisations
- Organisations representing and working with other seldom heard groups.
It also includes people who use services and carers who have been involved in SCIE’s work and projects and individuals and representatives from local organisations who bring perspectives not represented by other members of the Network.
There are currently around 65 members of the Network. It is chaired by a SCIE board member who is a service user. John Ewans was appointed to this role through an open recruitment process.
The Co-production, Equalities and Human Rights Steering Group is a sub-group with members of the Network, trustees and SCIE staff. Its role is to advise SCIE on the development of the co-production strategy and on equality, diversity and human rights issues. It also highlights the importance of a social model approach in SCIE’s work.
The Co-production Charter sets out how SCIE aims to work with people who use services, their carers and equality groups. The Charter has been developed through consultation with members of our Co-production Network, SCIE staff and Board. The Charter demonstrates SCIE’s aspiration to model the behaviour we promote. The Charter is part of ‘Towards Co-production’, SCIE’s new approach to the involvement of users and carers.
Find out more: SCIE’s co-production charter
The Co-production Network works with a range of organisations including: