Children in care part two

CYP Now has reported that the Department for Education is giving additional funding over the next two years to improve commissioning for looked-after children at local authority level. This follows recent news that the Care Matters grant to improve the care system will be halved by 2014 from £54.9m to £28.2m. The Department for Education will be providing £31m in 2011/12 and £9m in 2012/13 to “to help local authorities improve the commissioning of services for looked-after children and to make use of evidence-based interventions”.


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