This sounds bad Krish...maybe private companies should invest in their LA's instead. But I guess there's no glory and no profit in that!
Our adopted daughter was with agency foster carers and you sometimes felt that there were problems with communication between the LA and the agency. Also that the agency had different ideas about fostering than the LA.
The fact our daughter was with agency FC's I feel did contribute to the speed of her placement with us and the shortness of the introductions! Which was good for us of course.
I think the agency fees are really squeezing LA's. Less money less children can be helped.
I've met Edward Timpson at an event and he seemed so passionate about A and F....shame he's not wanted to be part of HFG.
Thank you for tirelessly advocating for the vulnerable children in this country :-)Claire Charter: on Making money out of abused and neglected children?
You're absolutely right about this - and it's shocking the government are endorsing companies which are costing local authorities a lot of money to provide foster services. This was one of the motivators behind the Southampton recruitment drive, the saving for the council of placing a child with a family handled through their social services rather than a private company is £500 per week. So by finding 40 families to meet the shortfall they can provide homes for vulnerable children and save the council over £1million a year.Danny Webster: on Making money out of abused and neglected children?
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