Children’s Centres: Why The Government Can’t Delay Any Further

Since the early 2000s, Children’s Centres have provided a crucial mechanism to support under fives and their families with speech, language and communication. At a time of huge cuts to Children’s Centres – 800 of 3000 original centres closed at the last count, alongside vast budget cuts to the remaining centres – government is failing to set out a plan for the future of the sector. Worryingly, with unprotected funding and a lack of national purpose, there is a real risk to the impact of and resources in the remaining centres.

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