Commissioning Services for Children, Young People and Families: A study of the dynamics in six local authority areas

The Commissioning Support Programme offers support to local authorities and their Children’s Trusts partners to increase the effectiveness of commissioning practice and so improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The purpose of the research was to inform the delivery of the Programme by increasing understanding of the dynamics that surround commissioning, particularly in relation to leadership, partnership and locality working.