Public Benefit Partnerships for Children’s Services – E3M

Date / 8th July 2021

Time / 10.30am - 12.00pm

Location / Webinar

This free webinar is for people in public authorities exploring new ways of improving Children’s Services, based on creating long term partnerships with social enterprises and charities. It will be of interest to:

  • Directors of Children’s Services
  • Lead council members responsible for Children’s Services
  • Commissioners
  • Procurement and Legal teams
  • Social enterprises and charities working with children and families

There is widespread acceptance that the current ways of providing services for children at risk and looked after children are not working well. The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating the high prices paid by local authorities and the inadequate supply of children’s placements. Partnership models based on aligned public benefit purpose offer a clear alternative.

With a mixture of case studies and expert commentary, this webinar will explore alternative ways of developing service provision that can provide better services and better value for the public purse. Participants will learn about the ground-breaking Children’s Innovation Partnership created by Leicestershire County Council (LCC) and Barnardo’s, and the work of Kibble, one of the UK’s most successful social enterprises, supporting children with their unique approach to partnership. There will also be the chance to put questions to an expert panel.

Chaired by Jonathan Bland, MD of CCIN Affiliate member Social Business International Ltd., the panel will include:

  • Julian Blake, Partner, Stone King
  • Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England
  • Councillor Cordelia Law, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Torbay Council
  • Mark MacMillan, Director of Corporate Services, Kibble
  • Liz Perfect, Assistant Director, Barnardo’s (seconded from LCC)

Participants will also get to learn more about the E3M Procurement to Partnership toolkit and how E3M can support innovation in this field.

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