Charity Action for Children responds to the LGA’s funding gap research

Posted by / Thursday 11 May 2017 / Early intervention Children's centres Government spending
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Charity Action for Children responds to new analysis by the Local Government Association that reveals that the pressures facing children’s services are rapidly becoming unsustainable, with a £2 billion funding gap expected to open by 2020.

Kate Mulley, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action for Children, said:

“Councils are caught between a rock and a hard place - having to satisfy increasing demand to support disadvantaged children and their families with limited resources.

“Children’s centres, short breaks for disabled children and information and advice for young people are just some of the services affected. Government funding for these services will fall by 71 per cent, from £3.2 billion to less than £1 billion between 2010 and 2020.

“We are calling on the next Government to provide essential funding to sustain vital services that help to build a better future for children in communities across the UK.”

"“We are calling on the next Government to provide essential funding to sustain vital services that help to build a better future for children in communities across the UK.”"

Kate Mulley, Director of Policy and Campaigns

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