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10 key arguments from the consultation on children’s social work outsourcing

on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:30
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10 key arguments from the consultation on children’s social work outsourcing

The government's recent paper on delegating children's services has generated heated debate – we pull out some important points

The government’s contentious consultation over delegating children’s social work functions to third parties has been variously described as the thin end of a sinister wedge that will empower large private firms to run child protection, and an important progression designed to improve and localise services via social enterprise involvement.

Amid the heated discussions that have been taking place over the past six weeks, we’ve pulled out 10 key arguments.

1. The