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Children’s Services: Funding - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:14 am on 10th May 2018.

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Photo of Lord Laming Lord Laming Chair, Accommodation Steering Group Committee, Chair, Services Committee 11:14 am, 10th May 2018

My Lords, the noble Lord has very helpfully agreed that local authorities have been squeezed and are being squeezed. Does he agree that in many authorities this is resulting in a reduction in preventive and family support work, and therefore local authorities are not intervening until such time as a crisis occurs? Could that be one of the reasons why more children are being admitted into public care?