Council spending on child protection and care surges by £280m

Joe Lepper
Friday, December 16, 2016

Council spending on child protection and children in care services has risen by £280m this year as local areas struggle to cope with increasing demand on services.

The total number of care applications in the first six months of 2016/17 is 23 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year. Picture: Morguefile
The total number of care applications in the first six months of 2016/17 is 23 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year. Picture: Morguefile

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