Counting the costs: children's social care


Children’s social care is a volatile demand led area, yet is also an area faced with reduced resources and increased pressures.

CIPFA’s children’s services finance advisory network (CSFAN) and the procurement and commissioning network (PCN) recently delivered events on this area, and invited a number of speakers to explain how they have made inroads into this area.

This briefing looks at the facts and figures discussed during the events plus the challenges and suiggestions for imnovation and improved services.