Welsh plan to ban profit-making children’s homes ‘should be extended across UK’

Under the plans, put forward by the Welsh government’s Labour administration and the Plaid Cymru group in the Welsh Senedd, only not-for-profit residential and foster care could be commissioned in Wales. A consultation on the plans closed this week with the proposals backed by campaign group Article 39, which is urging the UK government “to follow suit”.“There is an overwhelming, child-centred case for local authorities being directly responsible for arranging, running, and managing the vast majority of homes for children in the care of the state,” states a policy statement from Article 39. It adds that profit-making providers across the country should only be used in “rare and exceptional circumstances” where no alternative is available. Read more.

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