Every child deserves the best start in life - but the services they need to thrive are being lost

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We all want a society where children are safe and families thrive. But government cuts are forcing local councils to close many of the services that support young people at critical moments in their lives. 

Since 2010,  funding available to councils to run children’s and young people's services has fallen by £2.2 billion. At the same time, demand for such services has surged. As a result, councils have had to make very tough decisions about which services to reduce or close entirely. 

The Children's Society has joined forces with some of the UK's leading children's charities to campaign for a proper, long-term investment in children's services, to give all our children a chance at the best possible future. 

In May 2020, we published two new reports with Action for Children, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, and the National Children’s Bureau, that bring together a wide range of supporting evidence to show the impact of cuts between 2010 and 2019, and demonstrate the urgent need for a sustainable, long-term investment in children’s services. Using the map below, you can download a factsheet about the impact in your area. 

READ THE summary


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