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Perfect storm facing children’s social care, charities warn

By May 18, 2020National News

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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