Future of early help ‘under serious threat’ | Children & Young People Now #SGP6

Services supporting families at an early stage in order to prevent child safeguarding issues are “under serious threat”, due to pressure on budgets as a result of rapidly rising numbers of children at risk of serious harm, and short-term funding arrangements, children’s services leaders have warned.

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services annual Safeguarding Pressures research found that an estimated 2.4 million initial contacts were made to children’s social care in 2017/18, a 78 per cent increase over the past 10 years.

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