Council leaders have warned that children’s services are rapidly becoming unsustainable and are facing a funding gap of £2bn by 2020.
A new company to deliver children’s services has been set up by Sunderland City Council following an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted back in July 2015.
Nearly 90% of directors of children’s services find it increasingly difficult to fulfil their duties to children ‘in need’, report reveals.
Projects supporting vulnerable children will be awarded £36m as part of the Government’s social care innovation programme for children.
Adult and children's social care are the areas hardest hit by pressure on council budgets, according to finance experts.
Local government has reacted with fury after the chancellor failed to address cross-sector calls to plug the soaring social care funding gap.
Plans to allow councils to set up social work trusts could prove dangerous for children, according to a new report from Unison.
Birmingham health bosses have drawn up a plan to transform the city's health and social care system in a bid to avoid an estimated £712m funding black hole in the next five years.
Social care for the elderly and disabled could be facing a potential funding gap of at least £2.6bn by the end of the decade, council chiefs warn.
The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) has today raised concerns that social care is approaching a ‘tipping point’.