Announcement on a snap general election

Responding to the announcement of a snap general election Alison Michalska, ADCS President, said:

“Local government has experienced seven years of uncertainty and change due to austerity. Our services do not look like they did a decade ago as a result of significant funding reductions from central government, and despite local authorities having worked extremely hard to minimise the impact of these cuts on our communities by innovating and collaborating, children’s services face a £1.9bn funding gap by 2020. We have to have a realistic picture of what the impact of these cuts has been and will be in the future. We cannot allow this election to overshadow the ever-deepening pressures on children’s social care and in our schools. ADCS is, therefore, keen to hear what all of the main parties will do to support our most vulnerable children and young people and how they aim to create a country that really works for our children.”


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