The government must put its money where its mouth is and turn rhetoric into actionable policy.
But it could if the political will was there, and the public support.
Created in 2012 following riots in our inner cities, the government’s Troubled Families Programme has received praise and criticism in equal measure over the last seven years of its life.
The Early Intervention Foundation’s Donna Molloy says there are evidence based interventions councils can use
Birmingham Children’s Trust is taking a whole system approach to tackling criminal exploitation
Reactionary strategies are wasteful and should be replaced by proper strategic investment plans that bring a far greater return.
These formative years for children are not dress rehearsals.
“This will be known as the lost generation, because nothing is happening except Brexit.”
Children’s social care is a genuine conundrum.
The big Budget announcements for local government may have already been made.