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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Spring Statement: Pressing pause on fixing the crisis in children’s services

Posted by Imran Hussain
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Today's Spring Statement is a wasted opportunity to get to grips with the very real crisis facing children's services.

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A gap that will keep on growing

Posted by Dan Breslin
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

New analysis by leading children’s charities paints a worrying picture of the funding crisis facing children' services.

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The impact of Brexit on children’s issues is being felt already

Posted by Imran Hussain
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The biggest effect so far is simply the pushing of children’s issues off the agenda.

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