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Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee release a report on “Funding of local authorities’ children’s services”

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have released a report on “Funding of local authorities’ children’s services”.

"We heard a number of explanations of why local authorities were struggling to recruit and retain children’s social workers. Ruth Allen of BASW highlighted challenging working conditions: “Many social workers are reporting working in very poor working conditions and having very high caseloads, a lack of time to think, a lack of access to resources to provide for children and families early and a lack of ability to support vulnerable parents”."