Privatise child protection services, Department for Education proposes

May 27th, 2014 in General

The Government are planning to privatise child protection services. Family Lawyers will already know how limited family resources are. This will of course have an impact on the most vulnerable in society, with profit being taken, resources will only reduce further! 

The proposal from Michael Gove's Department for Education (DfE) to permit the outsourcing of children's social services in England to companies such as G4S and Serco has alarmed experts. They say profit-making companies should not be in charge of such sensitive family matters, and warn that the introduction of the profit motive into child protection may distort the decision-making process.