Comment on outsourcing in children’s services and the...

Commenting on outsourcing in children’s services and the recently published LaingBuisson report, Dave Hill, President of ADCS, said:

“When planning and delivering services for children and young people, it’s vital that the focus is on outcomes, over a particular method of delivery or type of provider. It is important to note that current legislation prohibits profit making from children’s social care and the government’s response to the recently published LaingBuisson report restates this position. This is right. The private sector is already heavily involved in many areas of children’s services including in the foster care and residential care sectors and through the supply of agency social workers. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to delivering children’s services and local areas must be free to put in place the best arrangements to suit local needs and protect the interests of our most vulnerable children, young people and families.”


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