A Better Start Southend

A Better Start Southend

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Strong communities, built by the people who live in them.

Giving the 2,000 children born in Southend each year the best possible start.

A £40m, 10-year programme to develop and test better children’s services.

Welcome to A Better Start Southend.

For happier children and stronger communities.  Now and in the future.

At A Better Start we trust in local people’s ability to make great things happen.  So we’re investing £40m to develop and test new and improved children’s services for Southend.  We want to give every child the best possible start in life. And we’re working with local people – parents, carers, volunteers and the professionals – to decide how to do it.

A Better Start Southend is here for you, whether you’re a parent or carer of a child under four years-old, if you’re expecting a baby, or if you work with young children in Southend.

You can sign up here to find out more and share your ideas for what you think Southend’s families need, and how we could make it happen. And between us we can make sure that our children’s start in life is shaped by the people who care about them the most.

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Research Bulletin Edition 4

Our regular update on how early years policy and best practice is influencing our work here in Southend.

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