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All speakers were very knowledgeable and able to answer the questions with an indepth answer
The confernce covered some visionary ideas of how to take Children Centres forward so services are improved, especially for families that need it.
Children’s Centres are integral to the health and wellbeing of children and the community in which they are brought up. Assessing the needs across their area, they can be a real powerhouse of support for the children and families in that community. At a time when Local Authorities are facing immense economic pressures, Children’s Centres – The future looked at ways in which these pressures are being addressed to ensure the best possible support for children and families.
For many families with young children, the services, support and information that Children’s Centres provide is indispensible. With the changes in requirements however and centres now being required to re-focus on supporting the most vulnerable children and families there are big challenges ahead. Children’s Centres – The Future offereddelegates the opportunity to debate and discuss the future of Children’s Centres and hear from speakers on how Children’s Centres can really be the hub of the community.
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The importance of quality and the strength of the workforce in children’s centres has always been very important but as local authorities begin to trial a Payment By Results approach to funding Children’s Centres we need to look at ways in which this can be measured.
Children’s Centres – The future brought together experts from across the Children’s Centres sector to discuss and debate ways in which Children’s Centres can survive in these challenging times and debate subjects including funding, targeted and universal services, and positive ways of improving effectiveness across children’s centres.
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