Efficient/effective commissioning | “Death by Paperwork”

The Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP), Independent
Children’s Home Association (ICHA) and the National Association of
Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) represent
over 400 providers of children’s services, meeting the needs of over
17,500 children. A joint survey by the three providers’ organisations in
2012 highlighted faults in local authority procurement of their
services. The 47 responses were relatively evenly split between
fostering providers, children’s homes providers and special schools. The
47 organisations are collectively responsible for over 4,000 placements
for children and young people in England and Wales. Over half work with
22 or more local authorities and over three-quarters work with more
than 10.

Efficient/effective commissioning | “Death by Paperwork”

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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