Spending on children’s centres falls by £110m

Spending on children’s centres has fallen by £110m over the last financial year, a drop of more than 14 per cent, government figures have revealed.

A consultation on the future of Sure Start children’s centres was announced in 2015 but has not been carried out. Picture: Lucy Carlier

Department for Education figures for confirmed spending by councils on children’s services, show that in the 2017/18 financial year they spent £664.8m on Sure Start children’s centres, compared with £774.3m in 2016/17 – a fall of £109.5m, or 14.1 per cent.

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