QUESTIONS Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee – 8 December 2017

Q1 Children’s Services Commissioning In the minutes of the 17 November meeting (Public Question Time (38)) it is stated: “Children’s Services Commissioning and it was noted that those points would be addressed during consideration of that item and as the questioner could not stay to hear the responses a written reply would be sent to … More QUESTIONS Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee – 8 December 2017

RESPONSE TO UNITE ,Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee Wednesday 6th December 2017

http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=395 Your Question   It is stated in Section 2.1: Scrutiny is asked to: Note that overall, Somerset County Council is satisfied with the performance of ‘Discovery’ in this initial 6 months of delivery. There were some initial transition issues being reported and monitored as the contract went live, but these have been resolved and … More RESPONSE TO UNITE ,Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee Wednesday 6th December 2017

Somerset County Council Wednesday 29th November 2017

http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=137&MId=380 Question 1 Does Somerset County Council agree with and support the contents and arguments contained in this recent letter to Councillors being circulated by the We Own It Campaign (see below) about the ? “Insourcing services will save us money – how do we do it? I’m a big fan of local public services and I … More Somerset County Council Wednesday 29th November 2017

Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee 17 November 2017

http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s5198/Commissioning%20Report%20to%20Scrutiny%20Nov%2017%20final.pdf Q1 In Item 9 Childrens Services Commissioning it is stated in 1.8: “Childrens’ Services commissioners are committed to achieving excellence through a quality assurance cycle, ensuring continuous improvement of both externally and internally provided services. Information gained from a variety of sources to inform current performance, is used to shape future service delivery, which … More Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee 17 November 2017

RESPONSE TO UNITE. Constitution and Standards Committee – Friday 6 October 2017

“Award Criteria shall be comprised of both commercial and quality considerations, which shall be represented in the Procurement Documents as a ratio of 60:40 weighted in favour of price, although the Officer may vary the given ratio in favour of price. Where the Officer wishes to vary the given ratio in favour of quality, the … More RESPONSE TO UNITE. Constitution and Standards Committee – Friday 6 October 2017

RESPONSE TO UNITE Learning Disability Service in Somerset

In section 3.2.4 (Children and Learning Central Commissioning) it is stated: “The managed saving within Early Help is now forecast at (-) £0.523m, an increase of £0.076m. This is part of the planned underspend as detailed within the Early Help business case. The original estimate was £0.205m; however there was an increase in carry forward … More RESPONSE TO UNITE Learning Disability Service in Somerset

Learning Disability Service in Somerset

 Agenda Item 10 – 2017/18 Revenue Budget Monitoring Month 6 http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=134&MId=377 http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s5143/Item%2010%20-%20Quarter%202%20Revenue%20Budget%20Update.pdf In section 3.2.4 (Children and Learning Central Commissioning) it is stated: “The managed saving within Early Help is now forecast at (-) £0.523m, an increase of £0.076m. This is part of the planned underspend as detailed within the Early Help business case. The … More Learning Disability Service in Somerset