Social enterprise : an appropriate model for a child and youth care organisation?

Bell, Graham and Fuller, Lesley (2015) Social enterprise : an appropriate model for a child and youth care organisation? Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 14 (1). ISSN 1478-1840

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    Abstract

    This article charts the journey of Kibble, from one of Scotland's oldest child and youth care charities, to an award-winning social enterprise. It explores the definition and history of social enterprise and how Kibble created a Victorian blended income-stream long before the term 'social enterprise' had been coined. The authors discuss the daily challenges and opportunities of adopting a social enterprise model in a child and youth care organisation. Finally they outline the need to blend purpose with profit and explore the impact on stakeholders, beneficiaries, staff and ultimately on wider society.