Despite government statutory guidance, our research finds that almost half of local authorities are not providing live birth data to children's centres in their area. The sharing of live birth data provides children's centre with information to get in touch with families to let them know about the important services delivered from children's centres.

Month of publication 
July
Year of publication 
2014
Number of pages 
24
Author 
Kadra Abdinasir and Lucy Capron
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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Breaking barriers

Our organisation is committed to ensuring that children receive both the best start in life and the best chance for a positive future. One way we seek to achieve this is through our network of more than 40 children’s centres across England.
We know that there are many challenges to engaging families that most need this support. Our report outlines the barriers disadvantaged families face to accessing children’s centres and how these can be overcome.

Date published 
September 2013
Number of pages 
28