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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How many more missed chances before the Government acts on the funding gap?

Posted by Dan Breslin
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Government has missed another chance to address the funding crisis facing children's social care.

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This is about much more than missed inspections

Posted by Dan Breslin
Monday, January 22, 2018

Our new analysis shows how many children's centres are due inspections but it is about more than just Ofsted.

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Time to ask, just how worried are Minister's about the gap?

Posted by
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The gap between disadvantaged children and their peers just isn't closing quickly enough.

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