I don't have all the facts at my fingertips, but I intend to, so think of this as an introduction to a very big question.
Are the austerity measures being implemented by the current government taking the next generation into account?
What are the long-term consequences of children's services being cut back? Essentially: what happens when the children who need help, but don't get it, grow up?
I would like to hear from anyone who works in these sectors; I'm on a fact-finding mission and need your help - personal stories, statistics, and information about proposed cuts, all welcome. (Anonymity assured)