The risk from cuts

By Graham Atkins | 13 November 2018

Children’s social care has become more efficient since 2010, but Graham Atkins argues this will be difficult to push further and cuts to wider services risk increasing demand

S pending on children’s social care in England increased 14% since 2009/10, but the work children’s social workers do – managing referrals, checking in on children in child protection cases, and arranging care for the children that councils are responsible for – increased faster.

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