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ADCS response: Prime Minister’s New Year speech

Responding to the Prime Minister’s New Year speech Steve Crocker, ADCS President, said:

“ADCS shares the Prime Minister’s ambition to ‘build a better future for children’. Strengthening the economy and ensuring children receive a high-quality education are important parts of this. However, children cannot thrive if they are living in poverty – but the Prime Minister was silent on this issue today. The government must set out steps to reduce and ultimately end child poverty without delay. Without this we remain far from a country that works for all children and families.

“Change and the importance of family were key themes in the Prime Minister’s speech today and we must make the most of the opportunities to reform the education, children’s social care and special educational needs systems, to benefit children and families. ADCS members stand ready to work with the government and sector partners to achieve this, but children’s services will need proper, long-term, sustainable, and equitable funding.”


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