Ruth Keeling, Head of Policy for the Troubled Families Team at MHCLG, explores some of the different ways Troubled Families programmes are working with schools to provide families with more frequent access to support from early help. This is helping to keep children in the classroom and not excluded from school.
Nicholas Lindsay, Head of School at Longfield Academy, talks about how local services need to work together in a joined up and coordinated way to support the early help offer - ensuring every child and their family has the chance to fulfil their potential.
Children in Need have much poorer educational outcomes than their peers on average, but can succeed and fulfil their potential with the right support. Ola Wojnowska, Policy Adviser in the Children in Need Review team, shares best practice from the government’s recent Children in Need Review