Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

EXECUTIVE MUST STOP CARE COST ASSUMPTIONS

  • Comment
Severe underfunding of Scotland's child social services will worsen unless the Scottish Executive changes 'dubious ...
Severe underfunding of Scotland's child social services will worsen unless the Scottish Executive changes 'dubious assumptions' on costs, a report for the Association of Directors of Social Work has found.

Professor Arthur Midwinter said funding had not kept pace with either the number of children needing care or the rising costs of private and voluntary sector provision.

He said: 'Simply to maintain the current funding gap in relative terms would require [the executive] to increase grant from£255m this year to£330m by 2010-2011.'

A Scottish Executive spokeswoman said the professor had used incomplete information.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.