Welsh government consults on banning profit-making from children’s social care

The Welsh government has launched a consultation around plans to “eliminate profit from the care of looked-after children”. The proposals, which form part of a co-operation agreement between the Labour administration and the Plaid Cymru group in the Welsh Senedd, would mean only residential and foster care services operating under a non-profit model would be eligible to register with Care Inspectorate Wales from 2027.

A consultation document published by the Welsh government states: “This could be achieved by including provision in primary legislation that permits only not-for-profit providers to register as a care home service for children or a fostering service under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016. Read more.

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