Children: Social Services

Department for Education written question – answered on 31st May 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Action for Children Too little, too late: early help and early intervention spending in England, published on 28 February.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The ‘Too Little, Too Late’ report recommends an increase in funding for a range of early intervention services. This year, the government announced a £500 million package to give families effective support earlier by creating a network of family hubs in half of the council areas in England and helping up to 300,000 more vulnerable families through the Support Families programme.

The report’s other recommendations include a legal duty for early help and additional data collection on early help. The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care has now set out its final recommendations, and we will consider those relevant to early help to inform any next steps.

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