Research and analysis

Children’s services: spending and delivery

Research to understand local authority spending on children’s services over the last Parliament, and related service adaptations.



Research project by Aldaba and the Early Intervention Foundation, based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative research.

The project included:

  • statistical analysis of information on spending by local councils
  • statistical analysis of the number of children in need and looked-after children
  • qualitative interviews with over 50 officials across 17 local councils in England between September and October 2015