We (4Cs) are a consortium of Welsh local authorities who collaborate in relation to commissioning placements for looked-after children. We usually involve young people with care experience in all our work, but this project has taken us one step further towards genuine co-production: the young people we work with have undertaken accredited ‘Young Commissioner’ training. They now participate in regional and national commissioning activities such as asset mapping as part of needs analysis, developing outcomes and surveys, contributing to quality assurance, and evaluating providers for inclusion on the All Wales Placement Framework. This involvement has given them considerable influence over how and what placement services are commissioned in Wales, as well as the opportunity to meet others, develop skills and gain work experience. Their contribution has been of huge benefit to the Consortium.