Councils in a ‘vicious circle’ over children’s services

Cllr Keith Glazier

Four in five of England’s largest councils overspent on their children’s services budget last year, with local authorities facing a growing demand in young people requiring care. In 2021-22 – the year after three national lockdowns – 30 out of 36 county local authorities overspent on their budgets by £317m, analysis from the County Councils…

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