Welcome to another week.

And the onset of our drizzly Winter.

An article published in The Nordic Page over the weekend suggests that private investment companies are increasingly investing in child welfare organisations because they may be more profitable than the oil industry.

Anti privatisation organisations are worried that this trend will lead to services eroding as investors look to make a quick return rather than improving and developing those services.

The trend is something international and UK Family Court campaigners have observed in England and Wales. A French documentary in 2016 suggested that the UK child protection system was increasingly welcoming in private sector companies often listed in the stock exchange to oversee child welfare services inside the sector. Austerity measures, which have crippled the child protection system have made it ripe ground for companies looking to profit from the impact of the budget cuts.

Our question this week then, is just this: do you think there is a trend?