Councils overspend on children’s services by more than £750m

Councils overspent on their children’s social care budgets by more than £750m last year because of funding shortages and demand pressures, local government leaders have revealed.  Analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found that councils budgeted an additional £542m in 2018/19 for children’s social care. Despite this they spent £770m more than planned. The…

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