New projects funded to strengthen families and keep children out of care

The Department for Education has marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Children Act by pledging£84 million of new investment for projects designed to strengthen and support families and, by so doing,  has reaffirmed the Act's core principle that, where possible, children are best brought up with their parents.

Children in and on the edge of care are intended to benefit from the new investment. Up to twenty councils will receive funding to help improve their practice, supporting families to stay together wherever appropriate, so that fewer children need to be taken into care and giving them the best chance to succeed in life.

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