DfE refuses to release controversial study on outsourcing children's services

Neil Puffett
Friday, April 15, 2016

The Department for Education (DfE) has refused to release the findings of a controversial study examining how children's services can be delivered outside of local authority control following a five-month Freedom of Information (FOI) battle.

A report looking at developing capacity for delivering children’s services outside of local authorities was commissioned by children's minister Edward Timpson in March 2014. Picture: Janaki Mahadevan
A report looking at developing capacity for delivering children’s services outside of local authorities was commissioned by children's minister Edward Timpson in March 2014. Picture: Janaki Mahadevan

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