Inquiry response - funding and provision of local authorities’ children’s services.
The Social Workers Union (SWU) have submitted a response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into funding and provision of local authorities’ children’s services.
SWU worked in partnership with Dr Jermaine M Ravalier, Bath Spa University on the submission.
The inquiry which closed on 18th December 2018 will investigate what impact public spending has had on the provision of care services, and the approaches local authorities have taken in addressing funding constraints.
It will consider how financial support for children’s services can be made more sustainable in the short and long term, and examine the potential for innovative approaches to the design and delivery of services.