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MHCLG provisional local authority outturn data 2017/18

“Although government data shows spend on children’s social care has increased year on year, this oversimplifies the situation we find ourselves in and does not take into account the increasingly counterintuitive decisions we are having to make in order to manage rising demand alongside reducing budgets. In addition to diverting funding away from other services our communities rely on, such as bin collections, libraries and community centres, we are having to cut the very services that tackle the root causes of the problems children and families face and prevent them from reaching crisis point. The Treasury must recognise this approach is unsustainable and is only storing up huge financial and human costs for the future. Unless a long-term solution is found to funding children’s services, children’s outcomes continue to be placed at risk”.


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