About A Fairer Start
A Fairer Start was a 4 year pilot programme managed by Catalyst from 2014 – 2018 with partners from the NHS North Tees & Hartlepool Foundation Trust and Stockton Borough Council.
The aim of A Fairer Start is to give every child the best start in life and improving school readiness by age 5. With a distinct approach to working with families in Stockton Town Centre ward, this ambitious programme brought together over 150 multi-agency professionals and volunteers to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours relating to Early Years practice whilst also providing additional services out in the community. This approach has heavily influenced the wider 0-19 Children Services model adopted by Stockton Borough Council in 2018, building on lessons learned from the pilot programme.