Local Authority agencies get around £13,000 per placement, but private adoption and fostering agencies get around £27,000 each time they place some unfortunate with fosterers or with an adoptive family!
I wonder why none of these figures were mentioned in the programme. http://www.baaf.org.uk/webfm_send/2411
The foster families on average get £400 per week per child, and it is not unheard of for certain social workers to get “generous kickbacks” from both agencies and fosterers ….
10 LAWYERS in various family court sessions spread over a year or more, (both solicitor and barrister for each of mother, father, children, local authority and guardian!) Most contested cases cost £500,000 or more… With 100,000 children in the UK, each one costs the taxpayer £150/day = over £5billion/year!
With so many snouts in the trough can anyone be surprised that a blanket of secrecy is necessary to protect this money orientated child protection and family court system?