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Council-run children's social care in urgent need of investment and reform.

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An independent review has found that children's services are not providing enough early support and are too focused on investigating families in crisis. 

The system was found to be under significant strain with the review suggesting that under the current system, it was not sustainable long-term. 

For those families in crisis who ask for help, it was reported that the process to apply for support caused more added stress and strain. At present, the service is failing young people and families in need of help and support. 

The review is to be published in Spring 2022 along with any suggestions for change. 

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Source, BBC News, 17 June 2021

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