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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What kind of society do we want to be?

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Politics may feel its getting smaller, but the stakes are getting bigger.

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How many ways to count a children’s centre?

Posted by Dan Breslin
Monday, September 10, 2018

Getting an accurate number of children's centres in England is not as straightforward as you might think.

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Early education alone can’t close the gap

Posted by Dan Breslin
Thursday, August 23, 2018

With new analysis showing the impact of early education it's vital parenting support isn't overlooked in closing the gap

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