E6 - Risk Allocation Model
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   4 - Identify Resources, Set Priorities

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  • - Guidance
  • - Regional Benefits
  • - Commissioning principles in action -

1. Carry out an analysis of services provided currently for the population group you are focusing on, including, where appropriate, services provided by the local authority, NHS, voluntary, community and private sectors. This will be cross referenced to earlier needs assessments.

2. Carry out an analysis of other potential service providers to establish what range of skills and expertise might be available that is not currently being used.

3. All partners should be involved in writing the Children and Young People’s Plan:

  • the plan will reflect the needs assessment and national and local priorities, including the LAA;
  • the CYPP needs to fit with other statutory plans eg the Community Strategy
  • aligning partners finance and planning cycles will help join up planning across local areas.
4. Every member of the children’s workforce should be able to trace their contribution to the improvement in outcomes as set out in the CYPP:
  • this includes statutory, voluntary and community workforces
5. All services should be identified against the outcomes they contribute to:
  • analyse what is currently commissioned by each partner
  • disaggregate spending on C&YP and maternity services from adult services
6. Plans for joint commissioning should be agreed by CT members and senior officers of all key partner organisations and political leaders
  • agreement will help with difficult decisions in the future
  • provides opportunity for clear understanding to be established between different levels of local government, especially in two tier authorities


DH & DfES guidance:

“Agree on the nature and scale of the local challenge, identify the resources available and set priorities for action.”

  • Sub regional partnerships for targeted and specialist provision
  • Capacity building across the region’s voluntary and community service sector
  • Residential children’s homes regional protocol and monitoring work to assure quality.
  • Sharing of skills and competencies
  • Form D –  a collaborative example of the engagement of children and young people and their experiences of services/outcomes.
  • Regional protocol developed for independent fostering agencies – builds on special needs sharing of efficiencies and effectiveness.

Commissioning principles in action

User's needs first Strategic leadship Early intervention Partnership work People with skills Long-term view Work with providers Continuous evaluation Spend wisely Open Process
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Did you know?

Risk management is a structured approach to identifying, assessing and controlling risks that emerge during the course of the policy, programme or project lifecycle. Its purpose is to support better decision-making through understanding the risks inherent in a proposal and their likely impact.