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One Vision

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

Commissioning is the design and implementation of policy, solutions or services.  The best commissioners have confidence to challenge the current situation, implement change, and work effectively with children, young people and their families. This helps to get an understanding of local need and target resources effectively.

Commissioning involves a cycle of analysing what support is needed, planning the services, implementing them and developing the market. it also monitors what is working and what needs improving.  We work with children, young people and their families who access our services, as well as providers, the voluntary sector to make sure that the services we offer 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 on the One Vision Partnership Plan’s five priorites for transforming services for children and young people. 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 an integrated approach to 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 other interested parties to highlight new and emerging practice to support us in working creatively.  We are creating a toolkit that will set out a consistent commissioning process.

View the Commissioning Toolkit

Contract Management

Contract management is part of our commitment to improving commercial practice and supporting partnership working.

The Contract Management Operating Model sets out how we carry this out.  It includes clear guidance such as expectations of contract managers and governance / reporting arrangements.

Working on behalf of the Council

If you are a provider, it is advisable that if you are interested in working with us that you register with the website listed below.  You will then receive alerts for 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.

View the context of children's services in Cornwall

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