Pilot woes fail to dissuade ministers

November 2009
Community Care;11/5/2009, Issue 1794, p9
The article informs that in 2006, the British government introduced 16 pilots allowing social workers to hold budgets, so they could directly commission services meant for child's needs, and now it plans to expand it. The 10m pound pilots were part of a move to create more preventive services for children in need, but evaluation of the pilots found that few practitioners had embraced their budget-holding roles, and even fewer had managed to achieve cost efficiencies in commissioning services.


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