We need to stop our children being monetised

From Bernadette Meaden’s Blog

In September 2020 the Children’s Commissioner reported: “local authorities can pay extortionate amounts for residential care – usually more than £4,000 a week, with local authorities reporting that the costs of such placements are rising sharply.” When children are 16 or older they may go into ‘unregulated accommodation’, where they receive support rather than care – again often provided by private companies at a profit, sometimes of poor quality (caravans and even tents have been reported) and often at great cost. The Children’s Commissioner said “we have heard evidence of one local authority being charged £9,000 per week for a place in unregulated accommodation”

Read in full at source:

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/30034

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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