Children's services


If you are operating in a heavily regulated sector, you need lawyers who are specialists, to understand the challenges that you face both as an individual business and as a result of the sector that you operate in - our specialist team delivers transactional, commercial, risk and regulatory governance advice to those operating or investing in the children's services sector.

The children's services sector operates under close scrutiny from regulatory bodies, from government and from the public. Across the sector, there is a continued interest in improving delivery, improving outcomes and realising efficiencies. We have also seen a huge consolidation within the independent operators in the sector and that looks set to continue.

Whether you are an investor seeking to take your first steps into the sector, an independent operator looking to grow and expand your services, or a local authority or commissioning body that is seeking to restructure its current provision, our team of specialist lawyers stay ahead of the issues, to work with those in the sector to transform and support effective, well-governed and safe services.

We support investors, independent providers, commissioners and local authorities in relation to acquisitions and investments, employment and pensions matters, regulatory and compliance issues, data protection and information governance.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to understand our clients and their needs. Our unique insight, which spans the private and public sectors, enables us to couple practical and robust legal advice with an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory backdrop that is key to all businesses operating in this sector.

In brief

  • Advising on investment in, and acquisitions of, businesses in the children's services sector
  • Strategic and transactional advice
  • Dedicated team with in-depth knowledge of the regulatory regime
  • Working with some of the biggest organisations in the industry
  • Hands-on and client focussed
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