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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Children’s Centres, a cross-party group of MPs and peers, has published a report entitled “Family Hubs: The Future of Children’s Centres”. Based on the findings of a parliamentary inquiry conducted by the Group during 2015-16, the report sets out how Children’s Centres can play a key role in the Government’s Life Chances Strategy by offering an extended range of services such as employment support and relationship support.Read More
This is the fourth year in which 4Children has published the findings of its annual Children’s Centre Census, which provides an overview of the major trends and developments taking place in Children’s Centres across the country. This year the Census received responses from nearly 400 Centre managers, who we estimate are collectively responsible for approximately 1,000 Children’s Centre sites nationwide.Read More
In 2013 4Children celebrated it's 30th year. From its origins and response to the changing working patterns of parents and the welfare of so called ‘latchkey’ children; to its pioneering work to deliver joined up local services and support today, children and families, including those with some of the most complex problems, are at the heart of all that we do. We look back at our main acheivemnts during 2013 and our aspirations for the future.Read More
Evidence tells us that children and family services are not working together as they should and all too often people still don’t know where to go to get help. Children and Family Hubs are proposed as a “game changer” for public services, building on a tried and tested approach in Sue Start Children’s Centres to extend their reach to wider services and social care that delivers better outcomes for all.Read More
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Sure Start, a cross-party group of MPs and peers, has published its ‘2015 Pre-Election Report’.Read More
The findings of this year’s Children’s Centre census attest to the important role at the heart of their communities they support. For the second year running, demand for services is at record levels, with over one million families supported and receiving services delivered through Children’s Centres on a regular basis.Read More
From improved family support to better childcare, communities and social care, 4Children is throwing down the gauntlet for decision makers everywhere to Make Britain Great for Children and Families.Read More
4Children mark the end of our 30th year by launching an ambitious new manifesto which presents a challenge to politicians, policy and decision makers at all levels of government to reshape this country’s public services, spaces and workplaces in response to the dramatic changes to modern family life.Read More
Member of Parliament, former Children’s Minister and Parliamentary “Friend of 4Children” Tim Loughton MP, looks at the relationship between family and state and what he calls an “increasingly precarious” position of children somewhere in between.Read More
This booklet for practitioners was commissioned by the London Borough of Harrow from 4Children, as part of their ‘Improving Outcomes for Two Year Olds’ project. It aims to celebrate the unique characteristics and development of children who are two years old, and to show how exciting and dynamic this period of each child’s life can be.Read More