Spring Statement: Action for Children respond to the Chancellor

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns / Tuesday 13 March 2018 / Early intervention
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An Action for Children spokesperson gives our response to the chancellors recent Spring Statement.

Statement from our spokesperson:

 “Disadvantaged children needed a ‘do good’ rather than a ‘feel good’ statement today.  It’s disappointing that while the Chancellor hinted at extra spending in other areas, he was almost silent on giving children the best start in life.

 “The failure to adequately fund children’s services means children are going unsupported, often triggering a costly crisis intervention later on. Ducking this means we’re letting down our children and racking up costs in the long term.

 “Today the OBR* published analysis showing just how much the financial pressure on local authorities has ratcheted up in recent years; having seen cuts eat into their reserves, meeting rising demand for core services is becoming almost impossible for many local authorities.“

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