Fostering placement rise boosts Ideapark’s books

Ideapark Ltd, the holding company for the UK’s largest independent fostering agency Foster Care Associates (FCA), reported revenues of £165.7m for the year ended 31 December 2013, compared to £163m the previous year. Taking off cost of sales of £114.5m (2012: £111.3m) and administrative expenses of £46.2m (£44.9m), the company made an operating profit of £5.1m (2012: £6.7m). Following the deduction of interest charges of £1.7m (2012: £1.9m), Ideapark made a pre-tax profit of £3.1m (2012: £4.9m).

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