Major £400m fostering services merger faces probe

Neil Puffett
Monday, February 6, 2017

A merger between two private firms that are among the largest providers of foster placement services to councils in England, Scotland and Wales, is to be subject to an in-depth investigation amid concerns it has created a monopoly.

Eight commercial fostering agencies made a combined £41m in profits in 2014/15. Picture: Paul Carter
Eight commercial fostering agencies made a combined £41m in profits in 2014/15. Picture: Paul Carter

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