Children’s services 'ill-prepared for devastating impact of coronavirus', charities warn


Children’s services could be hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic as years of underfunding has left them ill-prepared to cope with the volume of extra challenges presented during lockdown, a coalition of the UK’s largest children’s charities has said.

Barnardo's chief executive Javed Khan has warns children's services are facing a 'perfect storm' of cuts and surge in demand. Picture: Alex Deverill
Barnardo's chief executive Javed Khan has warns children's services are facing a 'perfect storm' of cuts and surge in demand. Picture: Alex Deverill

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