Partnerships for the Future

In May 2013, the LBB carved out a review ‘ Partnerships for the Future’ to determine how the Local Authority could implement a sustainable framework of partnership working with service users and other partners. The purpose of the review was to ensure that the partnership arrangements in place across the borough for adult & children’s services are:

  • Fit for purpose
  • Provide best value for money
  • Remove duplication
  • Outcome focused.

The aim is to empower users & carers by adopting a more proportionate approach to engagement within challenging financial constraints.

Some of the recommendations of the review were:

  • To create Stakeholder conferences for adult services & children services to meet twice a year to actively involve partner agencies & service users in staging business planning & priorities for the future.
  • To bring together. Education. Care & Health Service Partnership arrangements into a single, co-ordinated framework.
  • Time Limited Projects which are outcome focused.

We are delighted that BPV as part of existing contractual arrangements are included in the LB Bromley’s recommended framework to provide a forum for parent carers of children and young people with a disability or special educational need.

This reflects the Government’s commitment set out in the Green Paper: Support & Aspirations that parents should be at the heart of decisions made about their child and feel confident that the support they require will be put in place.