MPs slam funding crisis and 'postcode lottery' of children's services

MPs slam funding crisis and 'postcode lottery' of children's services
 

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 different approaches” in the ways that councils intervene and how likely they are to take children into care.
The report – shared exclusively with the Guardian – found that in one part of the country (Blackpool) more than seven times as many children were being taken into... read more

 
20 March 2017 in Politics, Views: 40
Source: Guardian
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