Joint commissioning for children and young people
Commissioning is the process of understanding the needs of a group and using resources to meet those needs through the planning and buying of services.
Joint commissioning is where this is done in partnership, working together to plan and buy services in a better and more joined up way.
All commissioning follows an improvement cycle, where sustainability and value for money should be considered. Those for whom services are being commissioning will be at the centre.
- Population needs data is used to get an understanding of the population and their needs
- The views and voices of those who will be supported by the service is sought.
- Action plans are put in place.
- Changes are implemented and reviewed.
Within the Joint Commissioning Improvement Cycle, a joint understanding across all partners is formed and solutions developed.
All children and young people
Our Integrated Commissioning Strategy for Children and Young People is our overarching strategy. Developed between Derby City Council and Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, it covers commissioning for all vulnerable groups and has been approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board. The strategy:
- supports the vision, strategy and plans for CYP in Derby, which are outlined in the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Derby's Children and Young Peoples Plan (CYP Plan) and Joined Up Care Derbyshire (Children) plan
- explains our governance and how the various commissioning groups fit together across Derby City Council and Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
- outlines our joint commissioning priorities and principles, with reference to our Population Needs data and Engagement and Participation networks
- outlines an action plan for improvement.
- specifically supports the vision, strategy and shared priorities for Children and Young people with SEND
- outlines organisations who have specific commissioning duties under the Children and Families Act
- explains our co-produced Joint Commissioning Priorities for SEND, with reference to findings from the Special Education Needs Insight Pack 2019-20 and feedback from families and what 'good looks like'.
For more information view the Local Area SEND Joint Commissioning Arrangements and Action plan.
The full range of services and support can be found in Derby’s SEND Local Offer.
Service Provision Mapping which outlines all SEND services available to children and young people in Derby, has been developed. It is part of the feedback to join up services better across the local area regardless of organisation.