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Market view: Future business planning is key to realising value 

An increase in the number of children in care over recent years, combined with a lack of care provision, has shifted the supply and demand balance in the social care sector. This has made the industry increasingly attractive to private equity, giving greater choice to business owners looking at their future options – whether that …

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It’s time to stop talking and take action 

The issue of children in care is rarely far from the frontpages – and it’s usually accompanied by sensational and often misleading headlines. Ofsted’s latest study into children in care, Why do children go into children’s homes?, generated understandable column inches stating that there is a ‘lack of collective knowledge on the needs of children in care’. While we don’t disagree with the …

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Children in care are treated as “criminals rather than victims”

children who require care away from their families are treated as “criminals rather than victims”, with aHis comments certainly grabbed headlines and thrust the ICHA into the media spotlight. But this was no PR ploy on the part of the association. Sadly, this issue runs far deeper than the column inches it generated in the …

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Putting Purpose Before Profit

Putting purpose before profit – Tristone Capital joins Better Business Act As a business, we strongly believe that helping people fulfil their potential is something always worth investing in and that sustainable commercial success really can align with powerful societal impact and positive change for everyone. To support that mission, and to align with our …

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Look past the headlines and the CMA’s report speaks volumes

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) interim report on the children’s social care market has grabbed a lot headlines, with the media drawn in by the commentary around private sector profits. One read: ‘private children’s home providers charging councils too much’, while another said, ‘profits for big children’s care providers higher than expected’. It was …

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Independent Safeguarding Board Q&A –Jane Foster

Jane Foster is a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for Tri Borough Children’s Services, and a specialist safeguarding advisor with international experience. Based in Cornwall, and a lover of bodyboarding and sea swimming, Jane is one of seven members of our Independent Safeguarding Board (ISB). The board is responsible for observing and overseeing the care …

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