Cuts in the Early Intervention Grant threat children’s centres

The Early Intervention Grant will face a 50% reduction over the course of this parliament. Children’s centres, among other programmes, rely on this funding scheme to deliver their services, so they will have to deal with an important budget cut by 2015. The Children’s Society addressed this issue publishing a report proposing better ways of…

Cuts in children’s centres mapped

Cuts in children’s centres are proportional to the number of infants living in the most deprived areas in the country. As the network of centres is divided in 16 localities, the Council considers that depending of the percentage of children living in the 10% most deprived areas of England, the budget reallocation might vary. The…

Birmingham children’s services staff cut by a third since 2010

A FOI request by Running with Scissors showed that since 2010, when the cuts agenda began, the number of people working at children’s services (without schools) was slashed by a third. Three years ago the headcount was listed as 9610 employees but nowadays, in 2013, there are 3000 workers less. This staff reduction is not based just…