Friday, 28 September 2018

Government spending on children at risk of neglect or abuse slashed by more than a quarter in five years, figures show

Government spending on children at risk of neglect or abuse slashed by more than a quarter in five years, figures show Government spending on children at risk of neglect or abuse has been slashed by 26 per cent over the past five years, new figures show, leading campaigners to claim they were being left to “fend for themselves”.

Budgets for “early intervention” children’s services, designed to help stop family problems such as abuse and neglect spiralling out of control, have dropped by £743m in the last five years, data from the Department for Education shows. The Independent

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