This jigsaw piece represents a group of services relating to Children and Young People.
The figure on the jigsaw piece shows how much we currently spend on these services in a year – a total of £35.7million.
Each piece is important in its own right, but the finances available to us are continuing to shrink while demand for services is continuing to grow.
The £35.7 million budget for Children and Young People covers services for all looked after children and young people, including fostering and adoption, children’s social care and safeguarding.
It also covers, children’s centres and youth services, as well as services for children and young people with complex needs.
It does not include the costs of schools as these are funded separately.