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ADCS response: Spring Statement 2022

Charlotte Ramsden, ADCS President, said:

“The additional funding for the Household Support Fund announced today is welcome, however, many children and families are facing a perfect storm of rising food, fuel and energy prices alongside increasing tax bills which will place enormous pressure on households and on living standards. The worsening cost of living crisis will trap and pull more children and families into poverty which we know constrains people’s opportunities and damages children’s life chances. There is clear evidence that one of the human costs of poverty is rising demand for children’s social care. While we recognise public finances are under huge strain it is a false economy not to fund children’s services properly and sustainably so that we can help children and families at the earliest opportunity, before their problems escalate. Furthermore, it makes no sense that England continues to be the only country in the UK without a child poverty reduction strategy.”

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