Filtered by author: Dan Breslin

What difference will the first years make to a children’s life? All the difference in the world.

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Tuesday 15 December 2015 / Early intervention
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The earliest experiences shape a baby’s brain development which makes the first 1001 days crucial.

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Focusing on the foundation years

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Friday 28 August 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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Giving children the best start in life has to be the priority for local authorities when it comes to children’s centres.

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There is more to data sharing than just numbers

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Tuesday 04 August 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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Data sharing gives centres the means to contact and engage with families.

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It is time to look Beyond the Building for children’s centres

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Wednesday 29 July 2015 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Government spending
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Children’s centres are a crucial part of local support to children and families. We want to keep it this way.

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There is more to poverty than income. But it still counts.

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Monday 06 July 2015 / Inequality, Cost of living
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As the government reconsiders child poverty measures we need to think about income as well as other drivers.

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As the volume rises we have to keep listening to those who matter the most

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Friday 26 June 2015 / Government spending, Cost of living
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With difficult decisions to be made we need to keep listening to the children, young people and families.

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The Eleventh Hour

First launched in 2011, Action for Children’s annual red book reports has helped us to see the changing needs of children and families, alongside the pressures on the services providing vital support. This year’s report, the eleventh hour, asked managers where they believed the needs of children, young people and families had changed in the last 12 months. Rather, worryingly managers pointed to a whole range of issues greater support is needed.

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