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Commissioning for Families with Complex Needs

Guide | July 2012

Public sector organisations have been arranging, commissioning and delivering services for families with complex needs for some time. However, a range of recent national and local innovation programmes have helped to stimulate interest in and develop new ways of intervening with families who have complex needs. This guide, developed by IPC as part of the Commissioning Support Programme on behalf of the Children`s Improvement Board (CIB), is intended to help commissioners from a range of agencies to take a good practice approach to re-shaping delivery in this important area of public service.

It takes as a starting point for thinking about effective commissioning the commissioning cycle - Understand, Plan, Do and Review - and suggests areas of particular focus or significance in relation to each of the four stages of the commissioning cycle, and illustrates these with good practice examples.

For further information please contact Katy Burch at IPC


Tel: 01225 484088