Action for Children responds to the Autumn Budget

Posted by / Monday 29 October 2018 /

Action for Children’s director of policy and campaigns, Imran Hussain, said:

 “With the PM’s recent declaration of an end to austerity, our hopes were high this Budget would begin to tackle the desperate funding crisis in children’s services.

“The extra £84 million is a welcome acknowledgement of the pressures councils are under, yet we are fooling ourselves if we think it will help start bridging the £3 billion funding gap expected by 2025 and make a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children.

“The government must commit to ongoing financial support for cash-strapped councils so they can provide the children’s services that vulnerable families and children urgently need.”

 

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NOTES TO EDITOR

HOW ACTION FOR CHILDREN WORKS: Action for Children helps 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