Children's services 'absolute carnage'

By Mark Whitehead | 02 November 2023

The state of children’s services has been described as ‘absolute carnage’ after years of underfunding.

Children’s services are understood to have been discussed at a recent meeting of the R9 group of council chief executives with senior officials at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with direct Government funding and caps on pricing believed to have been floated as measures to help deal with the crisis.

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