Informed by the Harlem Children’s Zone and a number of education and community initiatives in England, Lankelly Chase is supporting Save the Children to establish Children’s Communities in four disadvantaged localities. Children’s Communities will harness local resources and services to develop a pipeline of coordinated support that follows children from cradle to career and across their family, school and community lives. The aim is to wage a uniquely powerful assault on the links between disadvantage and children’s life chances.
Through this project, we hope that each area will embed the partnerships and strategies necessary to deliver Children’s Community principles. These “systems changes” will be key to driving better outcomes. Each Children’s Community will also pursue a local strategy aimed at tackling underlying causes of poor outcomes in the area, and aim to bring about improvements for children over time across several outcomes including education, health and wellbeing, employment prospects, social relations, personal development and material wellbeing.
More information: www.savethechildren.org.uk