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Children's Commissioner intervenes in Council cuts.

Children's Commissioner intervenes in Council cuts.

Vulnerable children cannot get help from some cash-strapped councils, the Children's Commissioner for England has warned.

Anne Longfield said she feared the financial crisis at Northamptonshire County Council would have "catastrophic consequences" for some children.

Both Northamptonshire and East Sussex councils are planning major service cuts due to funding shortfalls.

Ms Longfield wants the government to protect children from any council cuts.

The Department for Education said it was working across government to ensure Tory-run Northamptonshire County Council met its legal duties to children despite its troubled finances.

    

Earlier this week, the authority outlined a "radical" £70m savings plan, which did not rule out cuts to children's services.

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