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Every Child Matters and Extended Schools

Leadership and Management , Family Learning
Skills for Life Network

Information on Every Child Matters and Extended Schools for those working with young people up to the age of 19 or involved in family learning

Every Child Matters: Change for Children is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The Government’s aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being

This means that the organisations involved in providing services to children, from hospitals and schools to police and voluntary groups, will be teaming up in new ways, sharing information and working together, to protect children and young people from harm and help them achieve what they want in life. Children and young people will have far more say about issues that affect them as individuals and collectively.

Source: Every Child Matters

The Literacy Trust has produced a useful summary of the issues related to literacy and Every Child Matters – click here┬áto access the summary.

A new guide for family literacy, language and numeracy is available for staff in children’s centres from DfES Publications (tel. 0845 6022260) – ref:FLLN/CC.

Extended Schools

Extended schools are those that act as a focal point for a range of family and community services such as childcare, health and social services, adult education and family learning, and study support. The intention is to make more schools extended schools, according to the Department for Education and Skills: Five-Year Strategy for Children and Learners.

Click here for further information.

Source: The Literacy Trust

A new guide for family literacy, language and numeracy is available for staff in extended schools from DfES Publications (tel. 0845 6022260) – ref:FLLN/EX.

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