Action For Children responds to Budget 2020

Posted by / Wednesday 11 March 2020 /
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Action for Children’s Director of Policy and Campaigns, Imran Hussain, said: 

“We can’t level up the country by leaving our most vulnerable children behind. Today’s Budget paid more attention to potholes than it did to the grim and growing crisis in local authority services struggling to keep our children safe from neglect, abuse and harm.

“Frontline staff tell us poverty levels are at the worst they can remember, and councils are being forced to cut the early help services which are the best way to step in and stop children suffering neglect and abuse. Just last week, an official report looking at hundreds of cases where a child died or was seriously harmed warned that cuts to children’s services are imperilling children.

“The Government must take urgent action in the upcoming Spending Review to give councils the funding they need to provide vital services to ensure children with a safe and happy childhood.”

ENDS

 

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Action for Children protects and supports vulnerable children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. With 476 services in communities across the country, the charity helps more than 387,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers a year. actionforchildren.org.uk