Commissioning

Commissioning

An evaluation of approaches to commissioning young people's services

This small-scale survey examines approaches to the commissioning of services for young people in 12 local authority areas and reports on the experience of national organisations involved in this work. The survey highlights that in most cases, local authorities were not giving sufficiently impartial consideration to new providers as part of their commissioning, particularly voluntary sector, community and charitable organisations. You can download either the full version or a summary in both pdf and Word from:
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/evaluation-of-approaches-commissioning-young-peoples-services 

Ofsted Report - An evaluation of approaches to commissioning young people's services

The Report has found that Local Authorities are not always considering the voluntary and community sector, charities, or other arms of the public sector, when commissioning services for young people. Download the report from:
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/evaluation-of-approaches-commissioning-young-peoples-services 

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