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Creation of not-for-profit company to run children's services aims to rebuild profession's reputation in Berkshire town.

LifeSkills, United States

By Alexandra Hobman, LifeSkills training co-ordinator, Barnardo’s

| May 28, 2019

LifeSkills is an evidence-based early intervention and prevention programme that improves children's emotional health and wellbeing.

Young people use mental health experiences to shape advocates project

By Kahra Wayland-Larty, senior policy officer, Youth Access

| May 28, 2019

Group of young people with experience of the mental health system are supported to recruit and train a network of youth advocates who ensure children can access local wellbeing services.

Project works to improve young people's wellbeing and help them acquire the employability skills they need to contribute to a more environmentally friendly economy.

Systemic model used to work with families.

Development of a co-ordinated community response model to domestic abuse.

Partnership developed between voluntary sector providers and public sector commissioners led by charity Stop Domestic Abuse.

High-risk families supported by a domestic abuse navigator.

East Anglian council has plans to remodel early years services and reduce demand for social care to balance the books.

Storytelling initiative supports development of children's communication and language skills, helping to tackle early disadvantage through creative learning.