Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
“It is positive that rough sleeping has fallen. This is testament to the efforts of councils, working with government and partners, in getting people sleeping rough off the streets during the pandemic, and into safe and suitable accommodation."
"Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, and local safeguarding partnerships, including councils, health providers and the police along with schools will want to consider carefully the findings and recommendations of this report."
"Many councils were in a difficult financial position before the pandemic after a decade of central government funding reductions. The Committee is right to recognise that the Government has provided a significant financial package of support to cover cost pressures and some of the income losses incurred as a result of COVID-19. "