The Future of Family Services reports:

  • Findings that parents are concerned the lack of early years services, and most value activities where they can take part with their child, the report recommends a national strategy from the government which:
  • Ensures adequate investment in crucial early years services from central Government with earmarked funding for local authorities.
  • Effectively engages parents in the development of the national strategy, and outline how parents should be involved in the development of local services. 
  • Prioritises strengthening communities by reaching out to and welcoming all families in the local area. 
  • Makes sure families know about the services on offer locally by providing clear and comprehensive information.

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