Care costs blamed as coun­cil busts bud­get

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

Jobs are at risk af­ter a coun­cil said ris­ing costs of chil­dren in care have con­trib­uted to a pro­jected £4.2m bud­get over­spend.

Red­car and Cleve­land Coun­cil has re­vealed its num­ber of looked af­ter chil­dren al­most dou­bled in the last five years. One in ev­ery 100 young­sters in the bor­ough are now in care – and £3.5m of the bud­get over­spend is on chil­dren’s ser­vices.

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