ADCS chief slams ‘unscrupulous’ employment agencies and ‘profit motive’ in children’s care

The president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has hit out at “unscrupulous” employment agencies for exploiting cash-strapped local authorities in the supply of agency social workers. Speaking at the National Children and Adults Services conference in Manchester today (Wednesday), Steve Crocker, director of children’s services (DCS) in Hampshire, said children’s services faced a shortage of care placements, funding and staff to support rising numbers of struggling families and vulnerable children. Read more.

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