This toolkit identifies which families are more likely to be excluded from services and provides tools to help organisations identify the barriers facing certain groups within the community, and to help collect information and develop action plans to address them. The central role that children’s centres have to play in improving outcomes for children as part of Every Child Matters is well established.
The role of children’s centres in ‘reducing the inequalities in outcomes between the most disadvantaged children and the rest’ which forms part of the overarching Vision for Children’s Centres has been further reinforced in the recently published Sure Start Children’s Centres Planning and Performance Management Guidance (November 2006). This builds on the Guidance issued in 2005 and includes a specific focus on supporting children from those families most in need within the community and highlights the importance of Centres delivering responsive services which are more tailored to their needs.
- Category: Tools and Resources
- Country: England
- Language: English
- Type of file: Text File Webpage