Integrated Commissioning

“Commissioning” is a broad term which covers partnerships of a financial and non-financial nature, as well as market analysis and capacity building. Our definition of integrated commissioning is about working on a partnership basis and within partnership planning structures to:

  • Identify and assess needs
  • Identify resources available
  • Analyse the market
  • Establish priorities / choices
  • Identify relationships and accountabilities between commissioners and potential deliverers
  • Decide how resources are to be used
  • Evaluate the capacity of potential providers
  • Decide how best to deliver / provide services
  • Where appropriate, engage in formal procurement processes
  • Monitor and evaluate service delivery, effectiveness and value for money.

We know that integrated commissioning is a key part of effective joint working between agencies and the children’s trust has a key role to play in developing and implementing effective integrated commissioning arrangements. The Integrated Commissioning pages on the YorOK website provide details of what's happening in York, national information and commissioning frameworks, and guidance and contact details if you want to get in touch.

What is happening and how to get involved

Key Local Documents

Identifying Need

Outcomes for partnership decision-making will be identified through a thorough needs analysis.  An analysis will look at the current needs and outcomes for a population group of young people and the background factors which have contributed to the current situation. Important in identifying needs will be the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment , the Children and Young People’s Plan and other more specialist local needs assessments.

Young People and Commissioning

The presentations below give an overview of some of the work currently being undertaken on young peoples' influence on the commissioning process.