From Civil Society
Local authority children’s services do not have the resources to handle the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, a report by five leading children’s charities says. The combination of a decade of cuts and an increase in demand for help mean local authority children’s services have been reduced to crisis-driven work, rather than lower cost early intervention work.
A report by The Children’s Society, Barnardo’s, Action for Children, NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau urges the government to give extra resources to local councils as Covid-19 is exacerbating pre-existing issues. During the lockdown there is additional concern that more children will become hidden from the view of professionals, and could slip through the cracks.
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