Family Hubs – Growing Up Well: Local Area Partner

Closing Date: 12/09/2021

Funding available to local authorities with high levels of need and basic or higher levels of data maturity to partner with the Department for Education (DfE) on the Family Hubs – Growing Up Well project.

The purpose of this fund is to test innovative ways of working across the public sector to address complex policy challenges.

The Family Hubs – Growing Up Well project will largely work across education, health and social care to improve outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged families, young people and children.

The project aims to address two key complex issues:

  1. Information sharing – improve how information is shared between professionals who work with families in a Family Hub
  2. Access and navigation – improve the ‘user experience’ for vulnerable and disadvantaged families who need to access services through a Family Hub.

To support the practical implementation of Family Hubs, the Department for Education (DfE) will partner with five local areas who will engage in a digital discovery process with the Family Hub – Growing Up Well team. The first two local area partners were successfully recruited in Spring 2021, and the DfE are now seeking to recruit the final three partners.

As part of the Government’s commitment to Levelling Up, DfE are aiming to secure LAs with high levels of population need and basic or higher levels of data maturity. The three new partners will work with digital specialists at the DfE to explore, develop and test, data and digital products across the age range of conception to 19 (or up to 25 with SEND). The new partners will work on either the ‘information sharing’ or ‘access and navigation’ strands and LAs will be given the opportunity to state whether they do not wish to be considered for either strand. DfE reserves the right to make the final decision on the focus for each local area that is selected.

Funding body Department for Education (DfE)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S47035
Category Children & Young People
Health & Social Welfare
Community Development
Transport, Infrastructure & Communications (ICT)
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