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Joint Commissioning for Children and Young People

Commissioning is the process of specifying, securing and monitoring services to meet people’s needs. This applies to all services, whether they are provided by the local authority, NHS or other public agencies or by the private or voluntary sectors and is a collation of needs and a method by which resources are found or developed to meet those needs.


The Children and Young People’s Trust partners’ have a wealth of resources, expertise and experience to which they can contribute to commissioning the right services and provision to improve Bristol children’s outcomes in the most effective, efficient and sustainable way.


The Trust has a key role in ensuring that a quality strategic commissioning approach is increasingly followed across any procured services or those delivered ‘in house’ by one or more partners. The Joint Commissioning Team is an important resource in advising, collating best practice and helping ensure continuous improvement in the quality and consistency of the Trusts commissioning practice.


These pages will provide commissioning news, guidance, templates, training opportunities and best practice examples from across the Trust and will be kept updated by the Joint Commissioning Team in Children & Young People’s Services, Bristol City Council.


To contact the team, please do email