Spending Round delivers extra funds for children and young people's services

By Joanne Parkes

| 04 September 2019

Councils will have access to £1.5bn extra for social care from next year, the Chancellor has announced in today's Spending Round, but he provided no detail on cash for children's services.

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced cash boosts for children and young people

The news was included in Sajid Javid's £13.8bn public spending package for 2020/21, which also features:

  • An additional £66m for early years education, to boost the hourly rate paid to providers of the 30 hours childcare offer
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to develop a new youth investment fund to build and refurbish youth centres and deliver services for young people
  • Department for Education to receive £700m for special educational needs, revealed as part of a multi-billion package for education earlier this week
  • Home Office to get £30m to tackle online child sexual exploitation

The fast-tracked Spending Round sets departmental budgets for 2020/21.

A delayed full multi-year Spending Review is now due to take place in 2020.

The Association of Directors of Children's Services tweeted its disappointment that no detail was included for children's services.


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