The latest stories we feel should be right on the radar:
- “I shudder when I think about the future for kids in care”
- Children’s Commissioner: “children’s services won’t be protected in next stage of cuts.”
- England’s schools make us the extremists of Europe
I cannot remember the name of that girl leaving care when she addressed Parliament.
Her words said it all.
“Care is the one place where you can legally abuse a child and get paid for it”
I too, shudder when I think of kids in care! Most kids taken into care would be better off if social workers left well alone! Corporate parenting is like parenting by committee, no one can agree on what works!
By now you would think they knew what was best, after all they have had enough practice but no, outcomes are still bad for the kids. 1 in 4 will have mental health issues, they will fall behind their peers who are not in care and some will be futher abused by those tasked to look after them! (Source NSPCC)
There is research that kinship care is best but social workers assess family and most fail their tests for the most ridiculous of reasons. Funny how assessments for foster carers and adopters could pass under the same circumstances! Keeping kids with their families, thereby stopping kids going into care, would be the best solution! When will they learn?
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Sabine Kurjo McNeill said:
Yesterday we went to a meeting convened by Sarah Champion MP. She tries to publicise her campaign Dare2Care to PREVENT child abuse. http://dare2care.org.uk/
Once again, it was clear: help from Police or Social Services can NOT be expected…
One contributor spoke about ‘experts in hypocrisy’ and those who ‘capture the narrative’ of child ‘protection’…
The documentary by Russia Today on Forced Adoptions should make people shudder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNMmRyQ3Rrc&feature=youtu.be
But there’s hope: the EU Council begins to debate the topic. Especially East Europeans are furious and begin to wake up, it seems: https://www.change.org/p/eu-parliament-abolish-adoptions-without-parental-consent
Forced Adoption said:
FAT CATS will ensure that their profits from our awful care system will keep Rolling in!
Foster Care Associates
Owned by: Jim Cockburn and Janet Rees through Ideapark Ltd
Income from foster care in 2014**: £127.2m
Payouts to owner in 2014: £7m
Highest paid director salary and other benefits: £406,000
National Fostering Agency (includes the Foster Care Agency)
Owned by: Stirling Square Capital Partners (previously Graphite Capital until April 2015)
Income from foster care in 2014*: £94.5m
Payouts to owners in 2014: £14.4m to Graphite Capital
Highest paid director’s salary and other benefits: £318,112
Acorn Care and Education (includes Fostering Solutions, Pathway Care Fostering and Heath Farm Fostering)
Owned by: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Income from foster care in 2014*: £73.1m
Payouts to owners: £13m accrued in 2014
Highest paid director’s salary and other benefits: £266,420
Partnerships in Children’s Services (includes Orange Grove, ISP, Fosterplus and Clifford House)
Owned by: Sovereign Capital
Income from foster care in 2014*: £29.8m
Payouts to owners in 2014: £1.9m
Highest paid director’s salary and other benefits: not shown in accounts
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Swiis Foster Care
Owned by: Dev Dadral and family
Income from foster care in 2014: £29.4m
Payouts to owners in 2014: £1.5m (from the wider Swiis group, see below)
Highest paid director’s salary and other benefits: £169,000
Capstone Foster Care
Owned by: Different individuals and companies (see below)
Income from foster care in 2015: £21.1m
Payouts to owners in 2015: £406,000
Highest paid director’s salary and other benefits: £185,000
Compass Fostering (includes The Fostering Partnership, Eden Foster Care and Seafields Fostering)
Owned by: August Equity
Income from foster care in 2015: £25.9m
Payouts to owners in 2015: £3.1m accrued
Highest paid director’s salary and other benefits: £131,000
Owners: shares are publicly-listed – Farouq and Haroon Sheikh biggest shareholders with 20%
Income from foster care in 2014: £12m
Payouts to owners in 2014: £240,000 in 2014
Highest paid director’s salary and other benefits