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Government funding reductions have forced councils to cut back on early support services for vulnerable children, an education policy think tank has found.
The Government today launched a multi-million pound strategy to tackle the ‘root causes’ of violent crime, including a task force involving local authorities.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has bowed to the inevitable and outlined plans for commissioners to run Northamptonshire CC amid concerns over the county’s sustainability.
Three councils are facing government intervention over their failure to produce a local plan.
Northamptonshire CC’s director of finance has issued a section 114 order, calling a halt to spending at the cash-strapped authority.
Plymouth City Council has agreed to take on full managerial responsibility for the ‘inadequate’ children’s services in Torbay.
Rotherham Council’s children’s services have been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, following three years of Government intervention in the aftermath of the child sexual exploitation scandal.
Five London boroughs have jointly commissioned a new programme to help vulnerable young people stay out of care.
Councils have been forced to close services designed to spot early signs of child neglect and abuse as they can only afford to help those in crisis, a report has warned today.
Kensington and Chelsea RLBC has asked the Government to water down its oversight at the council following the Grenfell Tower fire in June.