Leading and delivering early childhood services: 10 insights from 20 places across England and Wales
Early Intervention Foundation
The EIF’s new report consists of ten insights on early childhood services, using evidence gathered in twenty places across England and Wales. Among these insights are the importance of multi-agency working, the challenge of data sharing, and the role communities can have in co-designing and driving change. In each of these areas Family Hubs have an important role to play, particularly now they are a statutory service with government funding – some of which is ringfenced for data-sharing improvements. The report also recommends certain features of effective local multi-agency planning, relevant to local authorities in the early stages of Family Hub implementation.
[Family Hubs] improve access to help and support for families, strengthen the connection between different services, and prioritise relationships and family strengths.