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CAMDEN FACES£9M CUTS FROM CHILDREN'S SERVICES

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The Hampstead and Highgate Express (p2) reports that up to£9m may have to be cut from child protection and other c...
The Hampstead and Highgate Express (p2) reports that up to £9m may have to be cut from child protection and other children's services when the government imposes financial restrictions next April.

The paper reports that the government is considering a new formula for calculating spending on social services for children which would benefit the shire counties but lead to a £140m reduction in council child protection budgets in London.

Camden LBC director of children and families, Eleanor Brazil, told the paper: 'We have very little scope for making reductions. We are already enormously tightly focused.'

Camden LBC leader Richard Arthur said that the calculations being considered by the government failed to take into account social deprivation factors such as ethnic backgrounds and single parent families.
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