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24.05.13

4Children and NCB named DfE’s strategic partner

A new partnership has been formed as the Department for Educations’ VCSE sector strategic partner for the next two years.

4Children and the National Children’s Bureau will work with a consortium of organisations to bring together leading practice in online resources, knowledge exchange and cross-sector working.

The partnership will provide policy and delivery advice to Government, and support the sector to develop new and sustainable approaches to early years and adoption and care. Priorities include implementing workforce development and quality improvement reforms, as well as speeding up adoption and improving placement stability.

Anne Longfield OBE, chief executive of 4Children said: “The next two years will be hugely important with both real challenges but also real opportunities. We know from our previous experience as strategic partners just how important it is that the voluntary sector is able to play a full and active role in delivering better outcomes for children and their families. This is an exciting partnership which brings real expertise and commitment to the table and I am confident that by working together we can help achieve real change.”

Dr Hilary Emery, chief executive of the National Children’s Bureau said: “This partnership will be the voice for the voluntary sector, ensuring that Government policy is informed by the expertise of those working directly with children, young people and their families; those who know from first-hand experience what works and what doesn’t.

“Times are challenging for the sector, but they are especially hard for the many families that access voluntary sector services. The National Children’s Bureau has been pioneering effective partnership work in the sector for 50 years, we need more projects like this to ensure policies are effective, services reach the right people and action is taken to help the most vulnerable in our society, children and young people.”

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