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One Vision

One Vision sets the foundation which the NHS, Cornwall Council and Council for the Isles of Scilly will use to bring together health and care services for children, young people and their families.

Commissioning is the effective design and delivery of policy, solutions or services.  The best commissioners have confidence to challenge the status quo, take on radical change, collaborate effectively with external stakeholders, children, young people and their families, and gain a deep understanding of the need, and target resources to effectively meet those needs.

Commissioning involves a cycle of analysing what support is needed, planning the services including developing service specifications, implementing the services and facilitating the market, monitoring what’s working and what needs improving and then starting the cycle again.  We work with children, young people and their families accessing services, providers, the voluntary sector and others to make sure that the services we have in Cornwall are achieving the outcomes that really matter to our children and young people.  The diagram shows the Analyse, Plan, Do, Review process that we follow:

  • Analyse – what have we got and what do we need?
  • Plan – what should support look like?
  • Do – what do we need to do to put support in place?
  • Review – is the support meeting need?

Framework for Service Design

The Framework for Service Design builds upon the One Vision Partnership Plan’s five core outcomes and principles for working together, to transform the system of services for children and young people, design and plan future services together.  These are:

  • co-production
  • quality
  • efficiency and effectiveness
  • outcome focussed
  • early help

The Framework sets out how we will design and plan service changes together so that we can ensure a integrated approach to better meet the education, health and care needs of our children and young people.

View the Framework for Service Design

Commissioning Toolkit

We are working with our colleagues in health, the voluntary sector and interested stakeholders to highlight on new and emerging practice to support us in working creatively towards new solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. We are working innovatively to create a toolkit that will set out a core approach to commissioning services and develop a suite of supporting tools to enable us, in collaboration with our commissioning partners, to deliver best outcomes for people through excellent practice in commissioning.

View the Commissioning Toolkit

Contract Management

Contract management is part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to improving commercial practice and support working in partnership with our contracted providers to ensure the best outcomes for our children and young people.

The Contract Management Operating Model details our organisational approach to contract management.  It sets out a clear rationale for working together to improve contract management, expectations of contract managers and governance/reporting arrangements.

Please click on the services below to look at current commissioning.  All the information and documents you need can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Working on behalf of the Council

It is advisable that if you are interested in working with Cornwall Council to deliver services, that you register with the website listed below.  You will then receive alerts relating to relevant contract opportunities.  All tender information (eg specifications, innovation and technology tariff (ITT), legal terms and conditions) will be published on our Supplying the South West system. 

Register on Supplying the South West

Once you have registered you can access information used at Due North Supplier Training Days and a Supplier Guide to Registration.

We provide support to our suppliers; you can find out more on our supplier area of our website. 

The decision was taken to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, with 56.5% of voters in Cornwall voting to leave. This has and will impact upon a number of industries and policy areas across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.   You can find out more on our Brexit page.

View or download the Brexit letter for contracted providers to Together for Families