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…

Interview with Jolyon Jones. The cuts from the barricade

Jolyon Jones is a social worker and an activist against the cuts. He was the secretary of the Solihull local government UNISON branch and now he is part of the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) in the West Midlands. Moreover, in the last few months he has been blogging about cuts in children’s services, publishing…