Commissioning Care: Key policy developments

Derren Hayes
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Ofsted’s annual report highlighted ongoing issues with insufficient availability of care places despite more children’s homes and places coming on stream in the year to March 2023. For council commissioners, the key issue is being able to find a placement that meets a child’s needs within reasonable distance – rather than finding a placement per se.

Some experts say commissioners and providers need to work together to deliver cost-effective care placements. Picture: Nenadaksic/Adobe Stock
Some experts say commissioners and providers need to work together to deliver cost-effective care placements. Picture: Nenadaksic/Adobe Stock

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