Commissioning for Children's and Adults Services

Ben Fox made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Staffordshire County Council

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Dear Staffordshire County Council,

I would like to find out the following information from your Adults and Children’s services commissioners.

Children’s

1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within Children’s social care? Please also provide their job title.
2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the system(s) and details of costs.
3. How many providers do you contract with for Children’s services and are they internal/external?
4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the performance of providers?

Adults

1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within Adult’s social care? Please also provide their job title.
2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the system(s) and details of costs.
3. How many providers do you contract with for Adult’s services and are they internal/external?
4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the performance of providers?
5. Do you currently use micro procurement (also known as micro commissioning or mini tendering) to arrange services?
6. Do you use brokerage or commissioning teams or do social workers/care managers contact providers direct?

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fox

Evans, Sophie (D,L&T), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Ben,

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Sophie Evans
Access to Information Team Assistant
Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
Location: Third Floor, Staffordshire Place 2, Tipping Street, Stafford
Postal Address: Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH
Tel:  01785 895739

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Allen, Gemma (D,L&T), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Mr Fox,

Thank you for your request for information.

We have completed a search of our records and can confirm the following:

1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within Children’s social care? Please also provide their job title.

Martin Samuels - Commissioner for Care

2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the system(s) and details of costs.

No

3. How many providers do you contract with for Children’s services and are they internal/external?

Several dozen external providers, and we are also developing a system of service level agreements with our in-house providers.

4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the performance of providers?

Yes. These vary, depending on each contract type

Adults

1. Who is the main contact/contacts for commissioning services within Adult’s social care? Please also provide their job title.

Martin Samuels - Commissioner for Care

2. Do you currently use an IT system to support your strategic commissioning and contract management? If yes to either, please name the system(s) and details of costs.

No

3. How many providers do you contract with for Adult’s services and are they internal/external?

Several hundred external providers, and we are also developing a system of service level agreements with our in-house providers

4. Do you have a performance management framework to monitor the performance of providers?

Yes. These vary, depending on each contract type

5. Do you currently use micro procurement (also known as micro commissioning or mini tendering) to arrange services?

Yes, depending on commissioning need

6. Do you use brokerage or commissioning teams or do social workers/care managers contact providers direct?

We use a combination of both. Fully integrated health and social care model.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please write to Lian Stibbs, Access Manager, Information Governance Unit, Staffordshire County Council, Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH.

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Many Thanks
Gemma Allen
Access to Information Officer
Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place
c/o Wedgwood Building - Block A
Tipping Street, Stafford
ST16 2DH
Tel: 01785 278568
[email address]

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