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Local social care services have demonstrated ‘remarkable resilience’ in the face of Government cut backs and demographic changes, think tank says.
Northamptonshire CC may face serious hurdles making savings by renegotiating contracts with third-party suppliers, public sector procurement expert warns.
Inspectors have praised Peterborough City Council for creating the conditions for the city’s children’s services ‘to thrive’.
Local authority leaders have welcomed new figures that reveal a marked improvement in children’s services but warn many are ‘pushed to the brink’ by cuts.
Lewisham LBC’s budget gap has more than doubled following an ‘unprecedented’ overspend.
Somerset CC has admitted it may have to impose ‘severe spending restrictions’ and an ‘emergency budget’ by issuing a Section 114 notice.
MPs today called for more funds to help end a so-called postcode lottery for children’s services.
Most young people being moved from child to adult mental health services are being failed by the system, a new investigation has revealed.
Local agencies often fail to spot the signs of neglect in older children, sometimes seeing them as the ‘problem’, a new report has warned today.
Over two million children are growing up in families where there are ‘serious risks’, a major new study has revealed.