Category Archive: Care Charges

Dec 10

ENGLAND – Charging parents for care undermines social work and does not save money, councils find

At least three local authorities have stopped charging parents whose children go into care after finding the plans failed to deliver benefits.   Picture credit: Gary Brigden   Several attempts to charge parents for the care of looked-after children have ended in failure, Community Care has discovered. Worcestershire council recently caused controversy when it was …

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Dec 10

ENGLAND – More councils look at care charges for parents

At least two further councils are considering following Worcestershire in introducing a controversial system to charge parents if their children are taken into care, CYP Now has learned   Councils could soon start charging some parents for looking after children in care homes. On the back of a launch of a consultation by Worcestershire County …

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