Commissioning is jointly planning what we need to achieve and how we are going to do it by delivering services that will provide good outcomes for children, young people and their families as well as meeting the priorities set out in the Children and Young People’s Plan.
The Children’s Trust will use what it knows about our children and young people and their communities to ask questions about what and how we should be commissioning to best support their needs. This will involve challenging ourselves about how well we know our children and young people.
Commissioning in Cheshire West and Chester is also shaped by national policy, guidance, evidence based research and best practice. We have an overarching Joint Commissioning Framework that provides support to those who work to improve services for children, young people, and their families across Cheshire West and Chester. read more about Commisioning…
Voice of the Child/Participation
We are committed to seeking the views of children and young people with the aim that there voice is heard, recorded and acted upon in all the work we do. We will involve them before making any decisions about the services they use. We work with groups such as the Children in Care Council, Cheshire West and Chester Young People’s Senate and Disabled Children’s Champion Group.
Co-production changes people from being ‘voices’ to partners by involving them directly in the design and delivery of services, recognising that everyone has their own skills and knowledge to offer. The Partnership has a Co-production Strategy with a vision that all professionals, parents, carers and young people work together to improve the outcomes and the health and well-being of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families.
- Communicate honestly
- Trust each other
- Be person centred
- Adapt to people’s needs
- Respect and value all opinions
- Do what we say we will