MPs criticise children's social care progress

By Dan Peters | 22 March 2019

MPs have accused the Department for Education (DfE) of still not doing enough to make the quality or finances of children’s social care sustainable.

A Public Accounts Committee report published today said the financial position of local authority children’s social care was ‘unsustainable,’ with nine out of 10 councils exceeding their budgets in 2017/18 and a total national overspend of £872m.

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