What does giving parents, carers and families a voice and influence mean?
The terms “participation” “empowerment” and “active engagement” often need explaining, as these can be confusing to understand. Therefore we are using the collective term “voice and influence” to describe all of the above activities.
“Having a voice and influence means that parents, carers and families are supported to have their voices heard, to enable them to have an influence over decisions and actions that affect their family”
Here is a list of some of the ways parents, carers and families can have their voices heard, influence decisions and make a positive change for their family and other families in Leeds. These opportunities can also provide a chance to build their confidence, self-esteem and learn new skills.