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Joint commissioning

Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have a lot of different needs.  Joint commissioning is the way we decide how to use all the resources available to meet those needs and help people to do well.

When we make these decisions we want to involve children, young people and families to help improve services for them. We also want people who provide services for education, health and social care to work together to provide better support.

The draft SEND joint commissioning framework (PDF 1 MB) provides strategic information about how the County Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups will work together, and involve children, young people and their families, to ensure that children and young people get the support that they need.

The framework has been refreshed for 2017 – 2019 and will be tabled for collective agreement at the Collaborative Commissioning Board, a joint decision making group which is made up of senior officers from the County Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), in Autumn 2017.

You can find out more information about joint commissioning and the law in the Children and Families Act 2014 (external link).