Concern as Doncaster children’s services trust overspends by millions.

Doncaster Council’s top officer is to hold meetings with the boss of the town’s children’s services over concerns it has spent millions over its budget.

The trust is one of six in Yorkshire expected to be overspent by millions because of increased demand on their services.

Council chief executive Jo Miller warned the authority’s cabinet that if no action was taken on overspending by the organisation, an independent trust which took over the running of children’s services from the local authority, then if could threaten the viability of the council’s finances.

A report by the council’s chief finance officer, Steve Mawson, warned Doncaster Children’s Services Trust was projecting an overspend of £2.98 million – up by £1.35m from £1.63m in quarter two.

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