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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The result of cuts and children’s centre closures

Posted by Dan Breslin
Monday, June 17, 2019

Our new analysis shows cuts and closures have led to falling numbers getting help from children's centres

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Joint Committee verdict on draft Domestic Abuse Bill: ‘silent’ on the plight of children

Posted by Kate Maher
Friday, June 14, 2019

The Committee scrutinising the draft Bill has highlighted that it must be amended to recognise children as victims.

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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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