Impact of the financial crisis and austerity measures on children’s charities


Children England has published Perfect Storms: An analysis of the operating conditions for the children, young people and families voluntary sector. The report models and provides case studies showing the cumulative impact of the financial crisis and subsequent austerity measures on children’s charities and their statutory partners. “Most organisations report that securing their income, from any source, is increasingly competitive, cost- and time- intensive: it costs them more to get the same, or even less, funding to deliver services.”

The report found that early intervention levels of support “appear at highest risk of being reduced or cut, potentially storing up problems for the future as unmet needs may escalate to further increase demand for higher cost and complex services later.”

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