The contract for children’s services in Devon, currently held by Virgin Care Ltd, ends in March 2018 and commissioners are in the process of re-procuring these services.
The specification is being prepared based on what parents, children and young people have told them over the last few years. Current engagement is designed from feedback already received from a wide variety of sources. To develop this engagement process, early discussions were held with Devon County Council’s parents In Control group, as well as Torbay Parent Participation Forum and Devon Parent Carer Voice. Young Devon have been included in communications.
During the pre-procurement phase, face to face engagement has been carried out to discuss the issues, collect feedback at to then promote paper and online versions of the survey.
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