The Children’s Commissioning world is a dynamic and evolving one. We work in an ecosystem of families, communities, networks, infrastructures, services, institutions, politics and more where everything is interconnected to everything else. To address some of some of our more complex issues, Commissioners start with purposeful conversations and collaborations, bringing networks of people, diverse partners, local influencers and the community voice together to learn, adapt and improve practices. These are just a few of the agencies we work with.
Clinical Commissioning Group
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (P&C CCG) are responsible for planning and buying local NHS services. This includes the care Children, Young People and Adults receive in hospital and services within the community. This responsibility includes ensuring that quality care and treatment is delivered for all patients.
Children’s Cross Regional Arrangements Group (CCRAG)
CCRAG is a partnership of Local Authorities from the East, South East and South West regions of England, including both Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, who are committed to working together to support the sourcing, contracting, monitoring and annual fee negotiations for children’s placement in independent and non-maintained special schools and children’s residential care homes.
Healthwatch is the independent champion for people who use Health and Social Care services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Their job is to make sure that those who run Local Health and Care services understand and act on what really matters to people. Healthwatch listen to what people like, or what could be improved, and then share these views with those with the power to make change happen.
Parent Carer Forums
Parent carer forums are groups of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities who work with local authorities, education, health and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families. They actively seek to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. The elements of work they undertake include:
- Helping parents engage with professionals across Health, Education and Social Care.
- Facilitating participation in service delivery.
- Providing a voice for parents at strategic level meetings
- Holding informative events
- Helping parents and carers have access to the information about what services are available to them.
Speak Out Council
The Speak Out Council
- Acts as a voice of Cambridgeshire young people aged 14-25 with learning disabilities and or those on the autistic spectrum.
- Runs consultations and drop in sessions to ensure people have a say on issues arising and influence decision making.
- Talks to professionals and organisations who can make a strategic and individual difference.
- Runs Speak Out Council meetings to give service users and professionals opportunities to share ideas and issues arising.
The Local offer gives Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their families information about support and services within their local area.