Action for Children responds to the Chancellor's Spending Round announcement
Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action for Children, Imran Hussain, said:
“Far from a decade of renewal as the Chancellor promised, we’re heading for a decade of crisis for children.
“By failing to fix the funding gap in children’s services today, the Chancellor has left our most vulnerable children without the right support - facing traumas like abuse and neglect while struggling to get the early help they need. More children reaching crisis point also means more pressure on our over-stretched nurses, teachers and police officers.
“The only way to tackle this country’s growing crisis in childhood is for the government to invest in our children’s services on a long term and sustainable basis. It can do this by establishing a National Childhood Strategy so the Prime Minister can get a grip on these issues, backed with funding for urgently needed services to keep children safe from harm.”
For 150 years Action for Children has been helping disadvantaged children across the UK through intervening early to stop neglect and abuse, fostering and adoption, supporting disabled children, and by campaigning tirelessly to make life better for children and families. With over 550 services the charity improves the lives of more than 300,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. actionforchildren.org.uk