Children’s commissioner calls for social care reform in stark warning to ‘negligent’ government

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The children’s commissioner for England will warn politicians that local authority children’s services “are on the edge of a precipice” due to a lack of funding to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and delays to long-awaited reforms.

Anne Longfield: While the state can be a great parent, it can also be a really bad one. Picture: Alex Devrill
Anne Longfield: While the state can be a great parent, it can also be a really bad one. Picture: Alex Devrill

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