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The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO) provides a range of products and services to support the children’s services sector. C4EO operates as part of the leading children's charity National Children's Bureau (NCB).

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Latest News & Events

  • C4EO Briefing paper: Community Capacity Building – Engaging Parents and Volunteers with Sure Start Children’s Centres | 22.01.16

    This briefing paper has been updated to incorporate practice submitted from a C4EO call for practice in 2015. Written originally with children’s centres in mind, the briefing has wider relevance to local authorities, VCS and partner organisations working to improve outcomes for babies and young children.

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  • Are you ready for the Integrated Review? | 01.01.16

    The Early Childhood Unit in partnership with C4EO has created an offer to support local areas better prepare for the Integrated Review for 2 year olds, integrating the Early Years Foundation Stage Progress Check and the Healthy Child Programme health and development review.  

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Latest Best Practice

  • Parent Champions

    Parent Champions originated as a small-scale pilot scheme following research conducted by Daycare Trust between 2004 and 2007, which found that despite advances in childcare provision in the UK in that period, disadvantaged groups still remained less likely to take up childcare. 

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  • Children Have Options, Imagination, Challenge and Experience – CHOICE: a primary intervention programme, Wakefield

    Primary schools and 2 high schools in Wakefield are working together to identify children in years 4, 5 and 6 who are at risk of becoming NEET, and then target those children with a programme of NEET preventative activities. Wakefield MDC has developed a progress tracker which contains key data relating to each child, including their NEET risk level.

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