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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Underfunding to blame for child protection 'crisis', says report

Well why not just come right out and say it eh?  They want more money.

A former Tory children’s minister has blamed the government’s “woeful underfunding” of local authorities for a crisis in child protection that is putting the safety of vulnerable young people at risk.

The MP Tim Loughton, who served as children’s minister in David Cameron’s coalition government, said pressure on safeguarding services in some areas was so severe that often the only way to guarantee safety for children was to take them into care.

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