Directors spell out cuts danger

Social services leaders have voiced grave concern over the state
of children’s services in England and Wales.

The issue was a key theme at the seminar where directors
discussed the impact on children in need of the “financial
meltdown” in some areas of local government.

Rob Hutchinson, chairperson of the ADSS children and families
committee, said there was a danger that spending cuts could
undermine current anti-poverty strategies.

“If that children in need element is decimated then the rest of
the system will feel the knock-on effect,” he said.

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