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Welfare Budget cut by £12 billion will impact on Child Poverty

There were an estimated 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2013. That’s 27 per cent of children, or more than one in four. Under current government policies, child poverty is projected to rise, with an expected 600,000 more … Continue reading

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New Review on Crime and Children in Care

Lord Laming is to lead a major review into why such a high proportion of looked-after children end up in the criminal justice system. Launched yesterday, the nine-month review was established by the Prison Reform Trust, which warned of the … Continue reading

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Conference Powerpoint Presentations Now Available

We are pleased to announce the powerpoint presentations from our guest speakers are available now from the Home Start in Hampshire Website click here.  Thank you to all those who attended and for the very positive feedback that we received.  … Continue reading

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Early Years Conference – Programme published

With just four days until the Early Years Conference at the Guildhall Winchester, this Friday 13th March, we are please to be able to publish the Conference Programme 2015. The conference is a sell-out, so it should be a great event. For  … Continue reading

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Conference Ticket Office Closing Today

 We have had a fantastic response for the inaugural Hampshire Early Years Conference hosted by Home-Start in Hampshire so with only 15 tickets left, we will be closing the ticket office, today at 5 pm on Monday 2nd March. If you have … Continue reading

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Alastair Stewart OBE gives support to Conference

Alastair Stewart, OBE, conference chair and Home-Start Ambassador said; “A loving, safe and stable family and home environment strongly determines a child’s future life chances.  Children whose parents are struggling to cope with multiple problems often experience inconsistent and unpredictable … Continue reading

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HCC Head to officially welcome Conference Delegates to Hampshire

Cathi Hadley will be welcoming our Conference Delegates to Hampshire on behalf of HCC. Cathi is the Head of County Services in the Children’s Service Department of Hampshire County Council, and currently has a portfolio of Educational Psychology, Residential Services, Fostering, Adoption … Continue reading

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The Cost of Children in Care

In 2012-13, local authorities spent on average between £131,000 and £135,000 on residential care for a child and between £29,000 and £33,000 on foster care for a child “Most children are taken into care because of abuse and neglect. But … Continue reading

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Home- Start in Hampshire’s Conference is crucial

On why she’s supporting Home-Start in Hampshire’s Early Years conference, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder of Kids Company, said: “Most parents love their children but they can’t always take care of them as well as they’d like to. I cannot imagine anything more … Continue reading

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Did you listen to D for Dexter?

This Week Radio 4 has broadcast a brave and funny story called D for Dexter inspired by Home-Start. Part of their 15 Minute Drama series, with a focus this week on Children in Need, 5 episodes run were aired over the … Continue reading

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