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Local Government Authority highlights children social care underfunding

Councils had to overspend by £3 billion over 5 years

The Local Government Authority (LGA) has released analysis on council spending and called for the government to invest in early help and prevention services.

While the LGA acknowledged the government's increase in social funding this year, they highlighted that government funding cuts had led to early intervention services having their budgets cut by councils.

Key points are:

 The full analysis can be found on the LGA website.