The Tree of Participation: Our Thoughts About Growing a Culture of Participation Between Young People, Parents and Health Team Staff

  • Jennifer McElwee
  • David Cox
  • Tony Cox
  • Rosemary Holland
  • Thomas Holland
  • Theresa Mason
  • Chloe Pearce
  • Caroline Sobey
  • Julie Bugler
  • Andy James
  • Beverley Pearce
Chapter

Abstract

  • This chapter is written by a group of young people, parent carers and health service staff and is about our experiences of participating in and contributing towards the development of health services.

  • We use a ‘tree of participation’ to help us think about what makes ‘participation’ work and how it can help services to develop from the roots upwards.

  • The chapter emphasises young people at the heart of thinking and presents a strong argument for collaboration and mutual respect between young people, their families and staff.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer McElwee
    • 1
  • David Cox
    • 1
  • Tony Cox
    • 1
  • Rosemary Holland
    • 1
  • Thomas Holland
    • 1
  • Theresa Mason
    • 1
  • Chloe Pearce
    • 1
  • Caroline Sobey
    • 1
  • Julie Bugler
    • 1
  • Andy James
    • 1
  • Beverley Pearce
    • 1
  1. 1.The Specialist Service for Children with Learning Disabilities Participation GroupBristolUK

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