Only one in 10 young people rate social services as good, according
to new research.
The survey, part of a study of 2,000 young people’s views about
services they had contacted for help with emotional or physical
problems carried out by young people’s charity Get Connected, found
that young people described the help they received from
non-statutory services, such as telephone helplines, as three times
as good as the help they received from social services.
Common criticisms of social services were that everything took too
long and that social workers were far too busy. The report
concludes by calling for changes to the core hours of social
services provision for children and young people.
– The Anti-Social Services Report from www.getconnected.org.uk/info/publications.php