Local commissioning approaches
22 January 2018
On behalf of the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse, Cordis Bright undertook this independent review of how child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSA/CSE) services were commissioned in five local areas in England. The review sought to clarify local approaches developed through local authorities, health and wellbeing boards, Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners (OPCCs), NHS England and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). It aimed to identify challenges, weaknesses and strengths in current local commissioning which might be of broader interest. Commissioners’ views were also sought on the support they were looking for, including how the Centre of expertise might help.
The research consisted of a rapid evidence review, followed by interviews with 30 commissioners, commissioning partners, service providers and local practitioner experts across five local areas.
Further information about the research can be found here. A copy of our published report can be downloaded below.