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Preventing poverty

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In this section of the website you will find information about our education policies and what support is available from us.
Our Families First programme can provide your family with help, advice and support to prevent any issues or problems you may have from getting worse.
Flying Start is part of our early years programme for families with children under 4 years of age living in disadvantaged areas of Wales.
The Welsh Government has a number of schemes to help parents with childcare costs.

The early years are a critical time for children's physical, cognitive, language and social and emotional development.

Research is also beginning to show that what happens to children in the early years can have physiological effects that are lasting. If we are to make a difference in the longer term outcomes for children and families in poverty, we must offer support earlier and sustain that support until families become resilient and self-sufficient.

Key areas supporting this include:

  • Communities First
  • Education
  • Children and Families
  • Childcare
  • Social Services 
  • Mental Health