Building partnerships with Local Authorities

The partnership consisting of 34 Local Authorities from the East, East Midlands, South-East and South-West Regions.

Criteria

Benefits of partnership working:

  • Improved overall quality standards and outcomes for young people.
  • Local Authorities are able to work in partnership to reduce duplication of tasks and share information securely in one place.
  • Shared quality assurance monitoring and fee negotiations.
  • Provision of quality up to date information on service providers.
  • Effective communication across the partnership.

London minimum criteria for resources to be listed are as follows:

  • The service is ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ according to OFSTED and on a path to achieve excellence in delivery of outstanding outcomes for children and young people.
  • Working well to achieve the best possible outcomes for each child.
  • The provider is working constructively with London boroughs to secure the best possible service within a simple fee structure.
  • The location of the resource is in or around London, exceptionally where service is not available close to London.
  • No service provider will be registered if rated as ‘inadequate’.