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Call to close the gap in children’s mental health support, and learn from advances in North West England
Today, the Anna Freud Centre publishes a report on the significant challenges faced nationally to close the gap in children and young people’s mental health support. The report spotlight...
New training programme to prioritise children’s mental health in the early years in response to the pandemic
The Anna Freud Centre is awarded a Department for Education (DfE) contract to develop an online professional development training for early years workers to support their knowl...
Funding announced for families to access early intervention in more Family Hubs
Today, the Department for Education announced plans to elevate its Family Hubs programme, backed by £20 million of new funding, which will support local areas to set up new Family Hubs a...
Early years staff say it’s time to make staff wellbeing a policy
Early years staff working in nurseries or preschools would like their settings to be more open about staff mental health, and to ensure staff wellbeing policies are in place and upheld. ...
The Duchess of Cambridge launches The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood
Our Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is today launching The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
Centre’s Director of Schools’ Division on Queen’s Birthday Honours list
Jaime Smith, Director of the Anna Freud Centre’s Schools’ Division, has been awarded an MBE for services to education in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Largest ever UK study announced to evaluate support for foster carers and children in their care
Today, the Anna Freud Centre announces the Reflective Fostering Study, the largest ever UK study to evaluate the impact of a foster carer support programme. This study is now recruiting ...
A statement on the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd
A statement from Professor Peter Fonagy, Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, on the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.
The announcement of a National Centre for Family Hubs: Supporting families across England to get early help as soon as difficulties arise
The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, announced the launch of the National Centre for Family Hubs. This major national initiative will be led by the Anna ...