Good commissioning: principles and practice

Author:
COMMISSIONING SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Publisher:
Commissioning Support Programme
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
22p.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
Rev. ed.

Introduces the essential characteristics of good commissioning in children's services. The key characteristics are grouped into three categories covering: commissioning governance and framework (process, principles, strategies and plans); commissioning activity (optimising resources, whole-system design, targeting, and performance management); and developing effective commissioning capacity and competencies in staff throughout children's services. Case studies are used throughout the publication. Although focused on children's services, the concepts and principles discussed are applicable across local and central government. Especially relevant for leaders, commissioners, providers and the communities involved in children’s services.

Subject terms:
leadership, management, planning, childrens services, commissioning;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
England
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