Following today’s announcement from the Department for Education (DfE), unveiling the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, partner Sarah Richardson and the children's team share insights on the new initiative and its potential impact on communities and support for vulnerable young people.
Start for Life Programme
The children’s team at Russell-Cooke combines public and private law in their diverse practice. As such, the wellbeing of families within our local community and beyond is a matter we are highly invested in and so we welcome the DfE announcement today introducing their new Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme.
Strengthening safeguarding systems for vulnerable children
It is good news that these vital services are available to more families across England. Although they are in just under 25% of the 317 local authorities in England, let’s hope they are soon available in all the 317 local authorities.
The Government's full announcement is available to read online at the Department for Education.
Sarah Richardson is a partner in the family and children team, specialising in complex cases involving vulnerable adults and children during care proceedings. She is particularly experienced in advising and representing children in difficult and sensitive cases which are often life-changing for families