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HAMPSHIRE County Council leaders have been assured that robust action is taken to safeguard the county’s most vulnerable children. 

A presentation of the children’s services annual safeguarding report to the county council’s cabinet leader, councillor Roy Perry, said a high level of service would continue.

He said: ‘It is important for both us and the public to know that we continue to maintain a consistently high level of service for those children in Hampshire who are at risk of neglect or abuse.

‘This is especially given the pressures on our services arising from increasing demand from year to year.

It is well known we are having to make some difficult cuts in services and I would ask people to bear in mind some of those cuts are because we are prioritising the children who need care. I am pleased our £6.5 million investment in children’s care is  starting to pay off.’