Child protection thresholds rising 'due to budget pressures'

Joe Lepper
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It is getting harder for vulnerable children to receive the support they need, with the level at which they are deemed to qualify for services rising in recent years as a result of ongoing financial pressures, research has suggested.

Tim Loughton: "There is now a very real fear that intervention for an increasing number of children is being determined not by vulnerability and threat of harm but by finances and availability of support". Image: Janaki Mahadevan
Tim Loughton: "There is now a very real fear that intervention for an increasing number of children is being determined not by vulnerability and threat of harm but by finances and availability of support". Image: Janaki Mahadevan

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