A Fairer Start
Giving EVERY child the BEST start in life
A Fairer Start (AFS) is an ethos and philosophy that aims to ensure that every child has the best start in life through culture change, awareness raising, knowledge building and empowering communities to raise children in a healthy and happy environment.
With the overarching aim for all children to be ‘School Ready’ by the age of 5, A Fairer Start is a 3 year pilot currently funded by Stockton Borough Council Public Health and NHS Hartlepool & Stockton-on-Tees CCG focussing on improving the life chances of 0-3 year olds living in the Stockton Town Centre ward.
For more information, download the full A Fairer Start brief below:
A Fairer Start has undergone a great deal of thorough planning, development and consultation over the past year and is starting to see benefits for local families as the programme progresses into full implementation throughout 2016.
Current Work Streams:
1. Champion Programme Development
Building on the development and success of the volunteer Champion Programme delivered through Big Life Families – over 25 volunteers are now working with a range of partners in a variety of settings/roles.
2. Workforce Development
Progressing Workforce Development opportunities for those working with expectant mothers, families and 0-3’s – including A Fairer Start workshops/training sessions and personal development/supervision support with helpful resources to make sure families receive consistent, up to date information and advice.
3. Marketing & Communications
Raising the profile and presence of A Fairer Start within the local community with a new website for families, professionals and businesses to access – alongside parents’ forums, family leaflets, visual branding and community events.
March 2016 Article:
To read more about the current progress and plans of A Fairer Start download the latest Catalyst Chronicle article below: