We all want a future where every child feels safe, secure and supported. But as the cost of living crisis bites, more families are being pushed to breaking point and more vulnerable children are being put at risk.
With the final report of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care expected imminently, we have a unique opportunity to strengthen families and invest in early intervention. We must seize this moment to transform children’s lives for the better.
To support the launch of the Review, NCB has worked with our academic partners to showcase the latest research on children’s social care. This new and robust evidence demonstrates that investing in prevention, including family support and early help, can reduce demand for more expensive crisis support later on. It also leads to better services overall.
Rarely has the case for early investment been so clearly articulated.