Entries by Andrew Rome

Clarification – Aldebury Holdings/Blue Sky

This is confirmation that in the report “Profit making and Risk in Independent Children’s Social Care Placements” (published today 27 February 2020) the results shown for Aldebury Holdings are the aggregated results for the whole group of companies including Blue Sky, Nexus and other acquired business. The collection of the different operations is also known […]

Proft and Risk in Children’s Social Care

LGA have today published research carried out by Revolution Consulting in December and January. The report covers a complex and detailed analysis, raising a number of issues and areas for further consideration and policy development. Media coverage can only begin to highlight some of the issues. Calm, considered and intelligent strategic responses are what the […]

C&YP Now cover ICHA report

Link to C&YP Now coverage of Revolution Consulting report for ICHA https://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/article/children-s-home-providers-to-expand-into-supported-accommodation-if-regulated    

Insight to the children’s homes sector

This is the sixth annual insight into the children’s homes sector based on a comprehensive survey of a representative sample of provider organisations who are members of the Independent Children’s Homes Association. ICHA Jan 2020 survey final 12 Feb 2020  

New insights into prices paid by local authorities for children’s homes places

The National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care (NCERCC) and Revolution Consulting have published a report providing new insight and reference for anyone involved in children’s social care. https://www.revolution-consulting.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FoI-price-report-final-16-Feb-2020-1.pdf This third report, continuing the research carried out over a six-year period into prices paid by local authorities for independent sector children’s homes places , […]

Solving Social Care Funding Crisis

012_CYP_260219 Analysis EF This is a link to a pdf of an article in March 2019 Children and Young People Now Magazine. It contains ten “common sense” commercial ideas for local authority commissioners and strategists as to how to go about addressing the funding crisis.  

Vulnerable children failed by poor journalism.

Less than three weeks ago the Sun missed an opportunity to dig into the real causes of the crisis in funding for services for children in care, opting instead for sensationalist headlines while using poor evidence. Today the Guardian similarly produced an article that fails our most vulnerable children because it fails to understand the […]