Large-scale contracting out of children’s services ‘on the doorstep’, report says

Community Care reports :

Pressures on local authorities to produce good outcomes for children with shrinking budgets could open the door to large-scale contracting out of services, a report by healthcare consultancy Laing Buisson has said.

The children’s services market report, published this week, analysed the state of the marketplace in children’s social care. It said authorities trying to provide high-quality services for children while maintaining value “is expected to drive forward more dynamic contract partnerships between local authorities and large independent sector providers”.

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