Immense Pressures Facing Local Authorities

Commenting on the pressures facing local authorities, Alison O’Sullivan, President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, said:

“Council budgets have already been reduced by 40% in some areas and with further reductions required over this parliamentary term non-statutory and frontline services are seriously at risk. Our members and their local authorities have worked hard to minimise the impact of plummeting council budgets and increased demand for services on the communities that we serve. To date this has been done by reshaping early help services and harnessing capacity within the local community. If these pressures continue to grow our ability to protect the most vulnerable will be undermined and this is of great concern.”


The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Ltd is the professional leadership association for Directors of Children’s Services and their senior management teams in England.

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