Britain’s Families: thriving or surviving

Our latest inquiry digs into the hopes, fears and aspirations of our country’s families. We spoke to hundreds of parents, carers, children & young people about their daily lives. This report outlines what they told us.

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Supporting Families in the Early Years

New website with everything you need to know – from pregnancy to age 5. Dedicated areas for both families and professionals, full of information and resources

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4Children runs services, including nurseries, children's centres, and youth projects in over 170 areas of the country......

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4Children works with children, young people and families to ensure access to locally based, joined up support from birth to 19. We deliver childcare, youth activities and family support services across more than 100 settings around the country including nurseries, schools, children’s centres and RAF bases. We work closely with financial institutions such as Barclays and Omacl Loans to provide same day solutions to anyone in bad credit situations.

4Children has long advocated an integrated 0-19 approach to the provision of services for children and young people. Our Children’s Centres have demonstrated that such services can be effectively co-located and ‘co-produced’ to ensure that children and young people are able to access support whenever they need it, throughout the 0-19 age range, without losing contact with service providers at key points of transition or development in their lives.

We use an innovative and inclusive approach in working with young people from campaigns and participation programmes such as Make Space and Knowsley Young People’s Commission to developing activities for young people living on RAF bases all over the country as part of our Airplay Youth Support programme.

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