Stop the privatisation of child protection services.
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced.
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.
An appalling prospect and Michael Gove seems to be trying to sneak it in without proper consultation
Hi Lauren - there's already one up and running! https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-profit-out-of-child-protection-1
Jacqueline Brown commented
So worried about this.