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

Graham Bell, Lesley Fuller

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalScottish Journal of Residential Child Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015


  • sccial enterprise
  • mission
  • social innovation
  • child care
  • youth care


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