Project Director: Sarah Pearson and Mike Coldwell
Project Duration: 2017-2020
A Children’s Community is:
A NEIGHBOURHOOD: Children’s Communities are located in disadvantaged places with a history of partnership working for children and a collective commitment to take this to the next level.
A SHARED VISION: Local services develop and implement a coordinated plan for helping children thrive, based on a shared vision for children and a shared analysis of children’s needs.
INTEGRATED AND HOLISTIC: Children’s Communities support children in the round and across the different stages of childhood, helping them to transition between family, school and community.
GENERATIONAL: Children’s Communities work over the long-term. They tackle presenting symptoms and underlying causes simultaneously.
POWERED BY LOCAL VOICES: Children’s Communities are locally led. They identify their strengths, harness the power of local networks and relationships, and support people to find their own solutions.
NATIONALLY EVALUATED: The Children’s Community project is underpinned by a body of research and evidence, and is being nationally evaluated by Sheffield Hallam University.
The project team also includes Bernie Stiell and Ben Willis (Sheffield Hallam University).