Commissioning for Children's and Adults Services

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Dear Somerset 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

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Somerset Direct Reference: 2676655

Internal Reference: 130075

Date request received: 27/11/2013

Date response due: 30/12/2013

 

Dear Mr Fox

 

Thank you for your request for information of which we are dealing with
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We are currently dealing with
your request and will be in touch shortly concerning disclosure of the
information you have requested.

 

The legislation obliges us to provide you with this information within 20
working days, so we will endeavour to send our response to you by 30
December 2013.

 

In the meantime if you have any further queries please contact me quoting
the reference numbers above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Sheila Burridge, Somerset County Council

Dear Ben

 

We are dealing with the part of your request which relates to adults
commissioning services.

 

Please can you clarify your question ‘How many providers do you contract
with for Adult’s services and are they internal/external?’  Does the scope
of your question cover all services we commission from the adult social
care budget or just care related services?

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Sheila Burridge
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Adults and Health Commissioning

+ Somerset County Council, Floor B2, County Hall, Taunton   TA1 4DY
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Information Request, Somerset County Council

Somerset Direct Reference: 2676655

Internal Reference: 130075

Date request received: 27/11/2013

Date clarification requested: 23/12/2013

 

Dear Mr Fox

 

Further to my colleagues request for clarification today, I am also
contacting you in respect of your recent request for information from
Somerset County Council, which is being dealt with under the provisions of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We are unable to process your request, as we require further clarification
to help identify the information you have requested.

 

In particular could you also clarify what you mean by Children’s Services?

 

If you wish for us to continue to proceed with your request, please
contact me with the clarifying information as soon as possible, and no
later than the 20 March 2014.  If we do not receive the information
requested by this date, I will assume that you do not wish to continue
with this request and I will consider the request closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Request administrator

Communications Team

Tel: 01823 355584

Email: [1][email address].uk 

Somerset County Council, Post Point: PP B3E 2, County Hall, Taunton, TA1
4DY

URL: [2]www.somerset.gov.uk

 

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Dear Information Request,

Thank you for your response. To clarify, by Adults services, I am referring to all services commissioned from your adult socia lcare budget. Similarly for children's services.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fox

Michele Weaver, Somerset County Council

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Dear Mr Fox

 

Please find attached our response to your recent freedom of information
request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Michèle Weaver
Information Officer
Communications

Tel: 01823 355959
mail: [email address]

 

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