Joint Commissioning Arrangements: Health Briefing

Written by Council for Disabled ChildrenDate 24 Mar 2014

This briefing forms part of the Making it Happen resources aimed at health professionals and looks specifically at how services can work together more effectively around joint commissioning.

One of the fundamental elements of the reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014 is local partners working effectively together to improve outcomes for children and young people with special education needs (SEN) and disability. The Act gives local partners the flexibility to decide how they are going to make the system work in their area and what structure is most effective for them. However, there are some key elements that must be in place to make sure that the system works.

This briefing covers identification, information and advice services, dispute resolution and complaint processes.