The following link is to an article that appeared in ‘Children and Young People Now’ yesterday. The article picks up on a press release issued after the Care Leavers’ Association Executive Committee meeting in London last Saturday. The CLA discussed the UK government’s decision to end financial support for the work of the National Centre for Excellence in Residential Childcare with vulnerable children. Instead, the government department concerned, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, is going to provide funding for a private sector consultancy group about whom little is known with regards to work in the child care field. The CLA condemns the involvement of private, profit-making companies in the child-care sector on principal. It also notes the problems associated with private sector involvement in other social care fields, such as the provision of residential care for older people. You can read the full story by following the link: