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Government says contracts for children's services above board

Wed, 24 Dec 2014

Minister for DHSC Howard Quayle
Minister for DHSC Howard Quayle

Children's services contracts awarded to the St. Christopher's Fellowship are all above board - and currently only affect four kids.

That's the stern response from the Department of Health and Social Care - which says the decision has been assessed by external professionals - not just government.

Contracts for Residential Care Services, Leaving Care Services and a new 'Wraparound Service' have been given to St. Christopher's - the Isle of Man branch has been a registered charity here for over 10 years.

Affected services from The Children’s Centre include four small children’s homes - currently occupied by one child in each home - and could only affect 61 jobs there if it lost further contracts.

Minister Howard Quayle explains his position: 

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