Josh MacAlister: councils should tackle excess profits in children’s care

Councils should work together to tackle excess profit making in children’s social care rather than simply criticise it, the chair of the independent review of children’s social care in England has said.

Speaking last week at the national children’s and adults services conference, Josh MacAlister, who is also the chief executive of and founder of social work charity, Frontline, was asked if his report would comment on “the morality of scarce public funds for vulnerable children contributing to the profits of hedge fund-owned providers”.

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Written by Finley T.