Heather Jameson 12 September 2019

Repairing children’s services is an investment worth making

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Adult social care is in crisis: a time bomb that has ticked in the background for so long it has become part of the rhythm of local government.

What is less well documented is the woeful financial state of children’s services. Faced with the same austerity obstacles as our friends in adult social care, children’s services are now drowning in a tsunami of issues – as has been well documented this week by the NLGN’s Padwa Tjoa and Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield.

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