MP adds support to young family scheme - The Evesham Observer

MP adds support to young family scheme

Evesham Editorial 8th Feb, 2020   0

PERSHORE’S MP Harriett Baldwin has praised the work of a multi-agency scheme which helps young families at times of crisis.

Worcestershire County Council’s teams work with the NHS, police and other agencies in a central hub based at County Hall.

The collaborative project – called ‘Family Front Door’ – is a one stop shop giving parents access to a wide range of expert support.

Mrs Baldwin raised the successful Worcestershire group with Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield at an event in Westminster this week.

The county project in one of a number of similar ideas running across the country. The Government has committed £165million of extra money to help the Troubled Families programme with Worcestershire getting around £1million of funding.

“I’ve visited the county’s Family Front Door team and seen at first hand some of the important work they do helping families,” Mrs Baldwin said.

“The Government has continued to support projects like this and I found it very useful to talk to the Children’s Commissioner about how vital this work is.

“I have always felt that early intervention is key to identifying parents and children with problems and I was happy to attend an event aimed at sharing best practice from up and down the country.”


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