Government backs sector-led improvement for children's services

By Dan Peters | 12 October 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has signalled a major policy shift with a £20m investment for a new programme of sector-led improvement for children’s services.

Children’s minister Robert Goodwill said the Government would invest ‘up to £20m’ in improvement support with some of the money going to ‘expand the capacity of the strongest local authorities’ so they can help struggling councils.

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