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Outsourcing and children's social care: a longitudinal analysis of inspection outcomes among English children's homes and local authorities

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Most residential children's social care services in England, including children's homes, are operated by for-profit companies, but the implications of this development are not well understood. This paper aims to address this gap by undertaking the first longitudinal and comprehensive evaluation of the associations between for-profit outsourcing and quality of service provision among English local authorities and children's homes. To enable investigation of the implications of outsourcing chil...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115323

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
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Social Science and Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
313
Article number:
115323
Publication date:
2022-08-30
Acceptance date:
2022-08-25
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
Pmid:
36201866
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English
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Pubs id:
1281949
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pubs:1281949
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2022-11-16

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