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Comment on Council Cuts

County Council Cuts

Matt Dunkley, Chair of the ADCS Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee, said:

“Let me be clear, the government’s current approach to funding children’s services is unsustainable. There is simply not enough money in the system to keep pace with the level of demand we are currently experiencing. More children and families are reaching crisis point and the very preventative services that help keep children and families together have been cut to the bone. We have worked hard to innovate and reshape our services in order to make them as efficient as possible but there is no where left to go now, we are already taking money from other council services just to prop up our children’s services. Directors of children’s services are statutorily responsible for ensuring good outcomes for all children and young people in their local area but without sufficient resources from government our ability to do this is severely compromised.”


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