Nine in ten councils in the red over children’s care

Nadhim Zahawi

Severe funding shortages in children’s services pushed almost nine in ten councils into the red last year, Local Government Association (LGA) figures have revealed. Council overspend for children’s social care services reached £80m in 2017/18, with 88% of local authorities exceeding their budgets. The association said the government needed to allocate more money to councils…

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