Information about the Committee
The Children’s Trust is a planning body that informs commissioning decisions and ensures, through a range of sometimes agency-specific approaches, that front line services work
together to improve outcomes.
role of the Children’s Trust Board is putting in place the five ‘essential features’ of the Children’s Trust:
- a child-centered, outcome-led vision for all children and young people, clearly informed by their views and those of their families
- inter-agency governance, with robust arrangements for inter-agency co-operation
- integrated strategy: joint planning and commissioning; pooled and aligned budgets;
- integrated processes: effective joint working sustained by a shared language and shared processes
front line delivery organised around the child, young person or family rather than professional or institutional boundaries.
As a strategic commissioning group, the Trust Board’s
key roles and responsibilities will comprise:
taking a strategic view of needs (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment), linking needs to outcomes
- accessing high quality data and information systems
- performance management
- establishing overall commissioning standards and principles
- governance of service delivery and of commissioning at the different levels
- setting out the areas in which services can be more effectively commissioned at other levels and the processes for managing this delegation of commissioning functions
- establishing the correct systems and processes, including workforce development, aligning budgets
- market managing, especially in relation to ensuring contestability, choice and quality of providers, and working towards a ‘level playing field’
at service redesign, especially encouraging the move towards preventative services and early intervention.