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About 4Children

4Children believes that every child in every community should have the chance to achieve their full potential and that every parent should have the support they need to enable their family to flourish.

4Children is the national charity all about children and families. We have spearheaded a joined-up, integrated approach to children’s services and work with a wide range of partners around the country to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need in their communities. We run Sure Start Children’s Centres as well as family and youth services across Britain.

We develop, influence and shape national policy on all aspects of the lives of children, young people and families.  As the Government’s strategic partner for early years and childcare we have a crucial role in co-producing policy with the Department of Education and representing the sector’s views and experiences.  Our national campaigns, like Give Me Strength, and Fair4Families change policy and practice and puts the needs of children and families on the political and policy agenda.

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4Children delivers childcare, family support and youth services  across more than 150 settings, including children’s centres, nurseries, schools and RAF bases. As one of the largest not for profit Children’s Centre providers in the country, we believe that children and families should be at the heart of our society and actively involved in shaping the decisions about the services they need.

Our Business Development team works with statutory, voluntary and private sector partners and communities to improve outcomes for children and families through a growing portfolio of projects.

We provide practical information, advice and support to parents, employers, local authorities and the children’s and youth services workforce through our Information Helpline, publications, website and national conferences and events.