Billions cut from early help for children and young people

Posted in: Research

Extract:  ”Funding to help children and young people before their problems spiral out of control has been cut by 55%, leaving children and teenagers at greater risk of suffering longer term difficulties, new research reveals.

An investigation by The Children’s Society and the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) in collaboration with Children & Young People Now shows that Government funding for a range of early help services across welfare, social care and children’s services in England fell from £3.2bn in 2010 to £1.4bn in 2015”

filed 7th July 2015

MAHM says:  If local authorities have less money to support children and young people in communities – and if the Budget is cutting tax credits to families with children and also to young people who will be denied housing benefit and so on,   then where will people turn to for support as they make their way in the world?


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