Did You Know There Were Over 770 Children In The City’s Care

IMG_5326 City cOUNCIL mEETINGIn these times of financial uncertainties one of the biggest risk factors to Wolverhampton City Council is the concern that we will ‘overspend’  outside the allotted budget.  Overspending would be a very concerning development.

The area of latest overspends in recent years for the City Council is Looked After Children.

This is of course a statutory duty, if a child is at risk, then the City has to act.

The City Council team with responsibilities for this is headed politically by Councillor Val Gibson.

In June we had a stable situation with some 775 children in Wolverhampton City Council care.

There is a lot of work taking place to reduce the cost of children in care, and to ensure that overspends do not happen. But the service is still viewed as being of a ‘Red Risk’ to the City Council.    Ideally we would like to see this figure reducing.

Councillor Gibson has a very challenging role in this part of City Council Budget and Agenda.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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