‘We’re making twice as many referrals to social workers’: Sharp increase of children in care in England – BBC Radio Norfolk

This piece originally appeared on BBC Radio Norfolk on 22nd November 2021.

According to new research commissioned by the County Councils Network, the number of children in care in England could reach almost 100,000 by 2025.

Local authorities say cases have gone up by more than a third in a decade and it’s creating an ‘unprecedented pressure’ on their budgets.

The government says it’s providing almost £5 billion in funding to help maintain children’s social care and other vital front-line services.

I spoke to Dan Mobbs, the CEO of the Mancroft Advice Project (MAP), a charity which works to support Norfolk’s vulnerable young people (aged 11-25) to find out more.

Audio courtesy of BBC Sounds

For more information and support head to: www.map.uk.net

One thought on “‘We’re making twice as many referrals to social workers’: Sharp increase of children in care in England – BBC Radio Norfolk

  1. Very good. Interesting pronunciation of your name first time round..you’ll need to give lessons. And I absolutely agree with what he says. Sadly the situation is mirrored Down here xx

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