Guide to strategic commissioning: taking a closer look at strategic commissioning in social work services
Guide intended to assist councils, working with key strategic partners, to evaluate their performance on the strategic commissioning of care and wider supports for adults, children and young people.
It should also assist councils to evaluate joint commissioning with partner agencies. Its use is not mandatory.
The guide is designed for use in all sectors of social work. It is not prescriptive, and it is for councils to decide how to use the material. However, it contains key questions to ask when evaluating performance on strategic commissioning.