Department for Education social care innovation programme
07 November 2016
This Department for Education social care innovation project involved six local authority groups working together to set up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) in independent and non-maintained special schools (NMSS) and in independent children’s homes.
The evaluation explores:
- if the DPS project was established on time and in budget;
- what worked well and what could have been improved;
- effects of the DPS on efficiency, collaboration, innovation, value for money and outcomes; and
- how to best evaluate the DPS.