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Cuts Watch #350: More cuts in children’s services budgets

25 Jan 2011, by in Cuts Watch

A survey by Children and Young People Now shows that that Children’s Services budgets are being slashed by an average of 13 per cent in the coming financial year.

The survey found that youth provision, early years, Connexions and school improvement services will bear the brunt of the cuts and that 80 per cent of directors warned that children and young people will be adversely affected by spending reductions.

Summary of the survey –  Directors of children’s services budgets ( 2011/12)

  • 13 per cent average cut to children’s services budgets in 2011/12
  • 80 per cent of directors say children and young people will be adversely affected as a result of the cuts
  • 3,624 Redundancies predicted in children’s services departments (total from 21 directors who specified a figure)

The services among the hardest hit:

  • Youth services 56%
  • Early years and children’s centres 44%
  • Connexions 40%
  • School improvement 40%
  • Preventative services 28%
  • Back office functions 24%
  • Voluntary and community sector 12%
  • Education welfare 8%
  • Educational psychology 8%
  • Play 8%
  • Transport services 8%

( Response rate 25 directors)

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