Cambridgeshire County Council to write off £85,000 paid in advance for specialist care for 16-year-old; the company then went bust

A company and the only one of its kind able to look after a youngster subject to specialist needs has gone bust, forcing Cambridgeshire County Council to write off an £85,000 bill.

PUBLISHED: 12:14 20 March 2019

John Elworthy

Councillors will be told help had been sought for a 16-year-old who was subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) in place. It is one of the most stringently controlled procedures. Picture; NOTTINGHAM HEALTH CARE

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