Commissioning for Children and Young People

Commissioning priorities

Improving outcomes for Children & Young People is a priority. Both for Harrow Council and the Harrow Place Based Partnership. We work together as the Children and Young People Integrated Partnership Board (C&YPIPB). The board includes representatives from:

  • the Young Harrow Foundation
  • schools and providers
  • parents and families
  • health providers
  • Primary Care Networks

The purpose of the C&YPIPB is to improve the health, education and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people. The Board does this through the delivery of age-appropriate integrated services. It's achieved through joint working between:

  • education settings
  • primary
  • community and acute services for children

This includes children in their early years, for Children and Young People with long terms conditions and with complex needs.

Our priorities for 2022-24, are developed from the regional priorities. These come from across North West London ICB, Department of Children’s Services.

Priority Area 1: Integration

This priority includes the design, implementation and sustained development of integrated health, education, and care services for CYP. These are two strands:

Strand 1: Development of Family Hubs

Family hubs will create the vehicle for education, health, and social care integration at a neighbourhood level. With a family-centred approach to offering and delivering care and support. Former priorities will be included within the development of family hubs:

  • Start Well – focus on Obesity, Oral health, Childhood Immunisations & infant mortality
  • Emotional & Mental Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Interface with Adult services in terms of the whole family approach but also transition

Strand 2: Service Integration

This strand focuses on the integration and transformation of services for Children and Young People. There is focus on physical and mental health services, transitions and child health hubs.

Priority Area 2: Special Educational Needs

This priority includes the review, development and implementation of the SEND Strategy 2024-2029. This priority also includes preparation for Area Review covering all health, education and social dimensions. With focus on children and young people with special educational needs and their transition to adulthood. The SEND Programme Board will lead this work and report to the CYPIPB. This priority will also link with the Harrow Borough Based Partnership (HBBP) Learning Disabilities & Autism Workstream.

Cross Cutting Priority Themes

In addition, there are a series of cross cutting priority themes that will be incorporated:

  • Being safe
  • Reducing inequalities
  • Co-production, capturing the voice of the CYP and their families
  • Vulnerable groups including but not exclusively, SEND support, SEND, CLA, Care Leavers