UK Government; The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund

The UK Government has announced a new £24 million recovery fund aimed at tackling harms facing vulnerable children, and boosting Covid-19 recovery for the children’s social care sector in England.

The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund will support projects tackling the issues facing society’s most vulnerable children, including Female Genital Mutilation abuse, care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, preventing adolescents from being caught up in harms outside the home such as gangs, and reducing the pressure on the system by reducing court backlogs or improving technology.

Funding will be distributed through England’s network of nine Regional Improvement and Innovation Alliances according to plans based on local priorities.

Each region will be allocated funds worth between £2 and £3 million including a flat rate of £50,000 for each region to help local authorities play their part in accommodating unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-recovery-fund-to-tackle-harms-facing-vulnerable-children