SEND Joint Commissioning Strategy

Our Vision:

Our Vision continues to be that all children and young people in the city are:

  • Happy, safe and healthy; and
  • Inspired and enabled to succeed

"Commissioning is the process for deciding how to use the total resource available for children, young people and parents in order to improve outcomes in the most efficient, effective, equitable and sustainable way".

Working with our partners in Education Health and Care, we have set out how we intend to achieve our vision.

As a partnership between Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Integrated Care Board, it is important that we understand the challenges and issues facing the local area in order to effectively support residents and to enable the joint commissioning of the right support at the right time, delivered by the right people. Not only does this statement support this strategy but also feeds into the key wider local outcomes identified in the “To be the best I can be” priorities and outcomes have been developed by children, young people and families.

We have got improvements to make to ensure that in Stoke-on-Trent joint commissioning can take centre stage, so that we work more closely and creatively with communities to understand need, shape the best possible co-produced solutions with our families and meet ambition and hope.

To read the draft strategy and complete the online survey visit Here. 


Stoke-on-Trent City Council:

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board

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Contact name 0-25 Commissioning and Contract Team
Contact position 0-25 Integrated Commissioning and Partnerships Team
Contact telephone 01782 234567
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