‘Golden hellos’ row continues

By Dan Peters | 17 August 2016

Children’s services directors have refused to back down in a row with fostering providers over the practice by private agencies of offering golden hellos.

Relations soured earlier this month after the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) accused profit-making independent fostering agencies of poaching carers from councils and then selling them back to local authorities at an inflated rate.

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