Call to release ‘trapped’ troubled families funding

By Martin Ford | 21 May 2020

Bureaucracy threatens to hold up cash needed to support vulnerable children, the County Councils Network (CCN) has warned.

Local authorities are braced for a surge in demand for children’s social care as the coronavirus lockdown eases, but the 36 CCN members face an estimated £132m of further costs to care budgets due to the pandemic.

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Troubled families County Councils Network Funding Children's social care Coronavirus