The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children’s Commissioning Team is part of the People and Communities Directorate. We work across Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. The Children’s Commissioning team has three specialist areas of work: Children in Care, SEND, and Children and Families. We work closely with the Access to Resources Team (who source and identify placements for Children in Care), Finance and Business Support teams.
We see commissioning playing a central role in transforming the way public services are designed, delivered and integrated. As a team we work with a large range of local, regional and national organisations and public sector bodies to improve the quality of life vulnerable children, young people and families.
The Sufficiency Strategy demonstrates how Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council will meet the placement needs of our current and future Children in Care and Care Leavers, and improve their outcomes, in light of our understanding of their needs and current provision.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are committed to improving outcomes for children and young people in care. We would like to increase the number of children and young people who achieve permanence through adoption, special guardianship orders or placement with family and friends. Where practicable both Local Authorities aim to work with and support families to enable children and young people to return home, and stay in their homes and communities.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are dedicated to ensuring that the ‘Right Families access the Right Services at the Right time’, and we believe that this will lead to improved outcomes for looked after children and young people.
Vulnerable Children and Adolescent Strategy (Pending)
Children and Young People Mental Health and Emotional Well Being Strategy (Pending)
Commissioning Resources – Key Documents and Useful Links
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LSCB
Joint strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Cambridgeshire County Councils Ofsted Reports
Peterborough City Council Ofsted Reports
Local Area Risk Assessment Toolkits
Safeguarding Toolkit for Children and Young people
The Children’s Commissioning team regularly incorporate national research and tools into our work including the Early Intervention Foundation, Collaborate, GoLab, Social Value, The Academy for Social Justice, Cost Benefit Analysis and the Local Authority Interactive Tool (LAIT).