[Infographic] Cuts in Birmingham children’s services

Categories: Background

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This infographic is based on data published in the Birmingham City Council budget for 2013. You can check the numbers in Google Spreasheets

You can download the infographic as a PDF file

Author: Duarte Romero Varela

Datajournalist

2 Responses to "[Infographic] Cuts in Birmingham children’s services"

  1. Carol Miers Posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Duarte
    What an elegant infographic. Can you tell me which application you used to design it? Have you any ideas to collect data for the national picture of cuts in childcare services, it would be good to see ? Thanks Carol

    • Duarte Romero Varela Posted on August 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Hi Carol

      I’m glad you like the infographic.

      I created the bubbles using Excel to be sure that the proportions were correct. Then I exported the picture and copied it with Adobe Illustrator, adding the textual information.

      The problem with the national data is that children’s services are basically delivered by local authorities. If you want have the national picture I think you would need to analyse the local funding data. I wrote a post about that to add some context to the project.

      http://runningwithscissors-brum.com/how-bad-are-cuts-in-local-funding/

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