LGA responds to early communications skills funding announcement

“Councils are absolutely determined to make sure that children get the best start in life, and it’s positive that some areas will receive funding to provide additional support to families and improve children’s early communication skills."


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Responding to an announcement by the Department for Education that councils will receive £6.5 million to tackle early communication difficulties in young children, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

“Councils are absolutely determined to make sure that children get the best start in life, and it’s positive that some areas will receive funding to provide additional support to families and improve children’s early communication skills.

“Focussing on key early language and literacy skills is really important in making sure that all children can begin school ready to thrive.

“The LGA is already helping councils through an early years peer review programme of sector-led support which will share and promote good practice and knowledge across local government, and we look forward to continuing our work with the Department to build on that.”

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