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With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’.
New survey reveals that many councils are struggling to provide children and their families with the support they desperately need.
Study finds one in 60 children taken into care in most deprived areas compared with one in 660 in the wealthiest.
Dossier indicates drive to increase adoptions is punitive for low-income families and alternatives exist.
Party wants a ‘lock’ inserted in children and social work bill, in the event plans open up services to for-profit organisations.
SNP raised concerns about ‘medieval’ clause that it says discriminates against those who may want larger families for religious reasons.
Christian churches and Jewish groups urge House of Lords to block government’s plans to limit tax credits to first two children.
Experts see increase in children taken into care or placed on child protection plans as inevitable consequence of longterm austerity and welfare cuts.
Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report predicts number of households in absolute poverty will rise by one third this decade