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Topical Questions

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

Representatives of nearly 50% of children’s services have said that they no longer feel able to keep children safe. Recent research has shown that private fostering, children’s homes and social worker agencies have amassed an estimated annual profit of £220 million, while simultaneously costing local authorities £20 million. At what point will the Government put the needs of vulnerable children before private profit?