This report evaluates the impact of integrated services on children, parents and families in children’s centres. It found the effective integration of services is having a positive impact in terms of support for children and parents in over half of the centres visited. Challenges remain with onward links with primary schools, in reaching the most vulnerable families and in developing data on outcomes for parents and children. The least effective partnership working seen was between the children’s centres and Jobcentre Plus.
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