This report from a coalition of leading children’s charities shows how years of central Government funding cuts have left local councils struggling to deal with the rising costs of Children’s Social Care. It shows how this financial strain has forced many councils to cut back on early preventative services, which are instrumental in halting crises before they amplify.

By Jon Franklin, Jack Larkham and Mariam Mansoor

Published by Pro Bono Economics and The Children’s Services Funding Alliance (Action for Children, Barnardo’s, National Children’s Bureau, NSPCC and The Children’s Society)

The well-worn path: Children’s services spending 2010-11 to 2021-22
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