An article by Professor Ray Jones in the Guardian makes a pretty convincing case for continuing to fear that the Government intends to privatise child protection services in England, despite assurances to the contrary.
I agree with Jones that privatisation is likely to be folly, especially where a few large companies (which have experience of outsourcing but not of child protection) appear to be the most likely to gain the contracts.
It appears to be an example of ideology overruling commonsense. It is a bad idea. It should be stopped.