A number of schemes have been put in place by the Government to support families and young children.
In most local authorities there is a network of services for pre-school children where both education and health authorities, social services and voluntary organisations work together.
Getting hold of the right information is important. This could be about:
- the full range of government services available locally and how to access them
- the support available from local parents groups and voluntary organisations
- there are also schemes that ‘join up’ the people who you come in contact with in supporting you and your child