MPs slam funding crisis and 'postcode lottery' of children's services
Report finds under-funded social services stretched to brink of break down, and huge dwhetherferences in treatment of youngsters
Children’s social services are being engulfed by a funding crisis in which nine out of 10 local authorities are struggling to meet their legal duties and families face a postcode lottery, a damning report has concluded.
The inquiry by MPs, led by a former Conservative children’s minister, Tim Loughton, has found “wildly dwhetherferent approaches” in the ways that councils intervene and how likely they are to take children into care. Continue reading...
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