Support for children and families

Children and young people are suffering because they don't get help early enough and current crisis-driven approaches are unsustainable.

We know that tackling problems before families reach crisis point is better for everyone and can save public money, especially at a time when budgets are squeezed. Effective early support services can also help to reduce inequality and break cycles of deprivation.

We're working with other leading children's charities to promote a shift towards early intervention and preventative spending in children's services.

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From a Sure Start to a questionable future

Posted by Dan Breslin
Thursday, July 12, 2018

It has been 20 years since the Spending Review committed more than £450 million for the first Sure Start Centres.

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T36,000 children are at risk of potential abuse and neglect in a cycle of repeated referrals

Posted by
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Research reveals children are repeatedly referred to children’s social care without receiving the support they need.

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Does what you spend make a difference to what you get?

Posted by
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

New research from the Local Government Association answers the $64,000 question facing children's services.

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