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So why are they actively backing planning proposals to jam 19 odd young people into a former factory in NN1 - something that locals don't want. It's for 16-19 year-old 'care leavers'. Apart from the obvious safeguarding issues (2 adults on duty, 1 overnight) - it's clear profiteering from the developer and at a huge cost to the council tax payer. More money down the drain.

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An interesting interview. A local councillor has suggested that part of the overspend can be attibutwd to the expensive overhead of having to pay for the Trust leadership and Board and both Unitary Authorities also having to have Directors of Children's Service in post. Would be interested to understand these costs better and to know what steps are being taken to transfer expertise within the Trust to the relevant professionals and counsellors across the two Authorities.

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