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Giving children a better start in life

The National Lottery-funded A Better Start programme to boost early child development celebrates its fifth birthday this month. Those involved in the programme highlight its achievements to date.

Budget: Five key priorities to be addressed

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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Investment in youth services, a “properly remunerated” childcare workforce and clarity on pay for kinship carers are among issues the sector has called for the Chancellor to include in his Budget.

ADCS calls for wider children's workforce development

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  • Friday, April 20, 2018
Government must broaden the scope of its workforce development plans for the children's sector if local authorities are to be able to deal with ongoing financial constraints, the new president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services has said.

Early intervention initiative set to expand

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  • Monday, April 16, 2018
A national task force is to expand its efforts to help local authorities, charities and funders intervene early to avoid children and young people experiencing a range of social problems.

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