Children’s Commissioner/IFS Report on Public Spending on Children

14 June 2018


The Disabled Children’s Partnership welcomes the publication on 12 June by the Children’s Commissioner of the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ analysis of public spending on children in England between 2000 to 2020.

DCP Campaign manager, Stephen Kingdom, said “This is a really important contribution to the debate on children’s services funding. Sadly, it shows that early intervention and support services are being squeezed because of the rising costs of children in care and child protection. This means that it is increasingly difficult for families with disabled children to access the support they need and to which they are entitled. This is why we are calling, as part of our Five Step Plan for the Government to provide dedicated funding to support disabled children and their families.”

The report is available here.