Brown boosts support for children & families

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29 March 2007: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, today published the results of a joint review by HM Treasury and the Department for Education and Skills into services for children and young people.

gordon_brown_chancellor portrait resizedAiming High for Children: supporting families, will inform decisions in this area over the Comprehensive Spending Review period.

The review includes plans for increased investment in Sure Start Children’s Centres, one-to-one tuition in schools, out-of-school activities, and support for mothers and fathers with their parenting responsibilities. It also seeks to help families at risk through providing extra support, as well as getting appropriate engagement from families, such as through parenting contracts.

SHINE and Every Child a Reader

We are delighted that one of our Big Impact Programmes, ECaR logo resizedEvery Child a Reader, receives a special mention in the review. According to the Chancellor, building on the demonstrable success of the Every Child A Reader programme, an average of 10 hours, one-to-one teacher-led tuition will be provided for 300,000 under-performing pupils in English and 300,000 in Maths a year by 2010-11.