Analysis of Budget 2016 from a Child Perspective

Barnardos. (2015). Analysis of Budget 2016 from a Child Perspective.
Barnardos welcomes the investment in children in Budget 2016 as an important first step in tackling child poverty and inequality. It will, however, take a sustained plan to properly resource the services which most impact children’s lives if we are to repair the damage done by years of austerity and underinvestment during ‘boom’ years. In particular, Barnardos welcomes the long overdue investment in childcare as move in the right direction for children. Whilst recognising there are limited funds available, Barnardos would like to have seen a more coherent and long term investment approach taken by the Government and feels there were some glaring missed opportunities to truly tackle child inequality head on and invest in children’s futures in sustainable way.