Austerity has pushed families into crisis and then thrown away the lifelines | Richard Vize

Relentless cuts have put more children at risk of violence, poverty and homelessness, with no end in sight whatever politicians promiseDomestic violence, poverty, poor housing and substance abuse are driving a surge in children at risk, as austerity pushes families over the edge.A survey of lead councillors for children’s services in England just published by the Local Government Association delivers a devastating assessment of the factors behind massive and rising demand, while the same relentless cuts fuelling it prevent local authorities from providing the care and support that is so badly needed. Continue reading…

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