Today Labour will be challenging the government on its finance bill; arguing that the £4.7bn currently set aside for bankers is best spent protecting vulnerable children.
The last Labour government invested in early intervention because we knew how important it was. We knew that in order to give every child a fair chance to succeed, we needed to give them the best possible start in life. But seven years of funding cuts have pushed the services that we built in government – there to spot signs of abuse and neglect before children are put at risk – into a state of crisis.
Read more from Andrew Gwynne for LabourList here: https://labourlist.org/2017/12/andrew-gwynne-tories-must-halt-bankers-giveaway-and-end-the-crisis-in-childrens-services/