Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Funding of local authorities’ children’s services inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for evidence submissions was Tuesday 18 December.

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee are examining funding for local authorities' children's services. We want to hear from professionals who work for or with these children's services about pressures on the services so that we can make recommendations to the government about what needs to change.

Scope of the inquiry

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry into funding of local authorities’ children’s services.

The inquiry 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.

The Committee is inviting submissions on:

  • Is the funding for local authorities’ children’s services sufficient to enable local authorities to fulfil their statutory duties?
  • What are the financial challenges for local authorities’ in providing non-statutory services?
  • How can funding for children’s services be made more sustainable in the short and long term?
  • How can innovative approaches to the design and delivery of children’s services support financial sustainability?

 

Latest evidence

  • 11 Mar 2019 - Local authorities' children's services - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF327 KB) HC 1638 | Published 25 Mar 2019

    Evidence given by Jonathan Stanley, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Children’s Homes Association, Andrew Isaac, Chair, Children's Services Development GroupRishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, Department for Education

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