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Post by eddie on Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:00 pm

A steep rise in vulnerable children needing protection over the past 10 years is pushing council children's services in England into crisis, suggests research.
There has been a substantial increase in calls from the public and professionals worried about a child, according to a study for the Association of Directors of Children's Services.
The number of investigations where a child is believed to be at risk of significant harm has also more than doubled.
Over the past year, almost 2.4 million people contacted children's services because they were worried about a child - a 78% increase on 10 years ago, while serious investigations over concerns of significant harm are up from just under 77,000 in 2008 to almost 200,000 last year - a rise of 159%.
Council leaders have warned they will have to overspend their budgets to meet demand, though the government says extra money was announced for children's services in the Budget and it is working with councils to ease the pressures and improve children's lives.


The link provides a list of reasons. Well worth a look

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46049154

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Post by Jules on Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:50 pm

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A steep rise in vulnerable children needing protection over the past 10 years is pushin

There's been a steep rise in almost everything, with public services cut to the bone.
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Post by eddie on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:06 pm

Jules wrote:
eddie wrote:
A steep rise in vulnerable children needing protection over the past 10 years is pushin

There's been a steep rise in almost everything, with public services cut to the bone.
As night follows day . . . . .  Neutral

Like what?

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Post by Syl on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:32 pm

That makes for depressing reading.
Many factors are mentioned in the OP link, but I cant help but believe that the breakdown in family values is at the root of the high rise in children needing protective services.
A split family, or a family with no father influence can have a knock on effect to other serious problems.
Poverty alone doesn't make for neglect, decades ago poverty was rife, but kids were well cared for.....seemingly better than many are today.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:49 pm

eddie wrote:
Jules wrote:

There's been a steep rise in almost everything, with public services cut to the bone.
As night follows day . . . . .  Neutral

Like what?

Anything the Tories can't privatize, they want to shut down. They call it austerity.

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Post by Syl on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:54 pm

Original Quill wrote:
eddie wrote:

Like what?

Anything the Tories can't privatize, they want to shut down.  They call it austerity.

According to the PM austerity is over.
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Post by Jules on Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:02 pm

eddie wrote:
Jules wrote:

There's been a steep rise in almost everything, with public services cut to the bone.
As night follows day . . . . .  Neutral

Like what?

street crime
mental health services breakdown
state induced poverty
food bank referrals
home repossesions

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:45 pm



The governments have to pay for those big tax cuts for their rich chums somehow,  don't they  !!!

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