Give all children the best start in life

Children's centres - vital hubs of support for families - are closing at a rate of one a week while spending on children’s centres has fallen dramatically.

In many cases, these services support families who are already struggling; parents with mental health issues, children living in poor housing, families struggling with money or people whose own childhood experiences affect their parenting.

They are a lifeline for many people. A lifeline that is being hollowed out, fragmented and cut.

And poorer children are bearing the brunt. The Government pledged to give all children the best start in life, but nearly half have fallen behind by age five.

We can’t afford to turn our backs on the problem that leaves poor children missing out on the best start in life and parents without the support they need.

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

"Services that support our youngest children and their families are being fragmented, hollowed out or cut, with children’s centres closing at a rate of 1 every week.

The Government must take urgent action to address this disappearing system in order to have any chance of fulfilling their commitment to give every child the best start in life."

 

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