Family Action's network for schools and childcare providers in England. Share knowledge, discuss issues, be inspired.

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About the Learning Exchange

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  • Teacher with pupilsFamily Action: Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England.

    Family Action

    We have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 45,000 families through over 130 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.

    We seek to empower people and communities to address their issues and challenges through practical, financial and emotional help. We were founded in 1869 but are just as relevant today as we continue to fulfil our core aim of meeting the changing needs of families with understanding and respect.

    Our innovative services reach out to those in need, we strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience and improve the life chances of children and adults. Please visit our website to read more about what we do.

    The Learning Exchange website is funded by the DfE until March 2017 and managed by Family Action. The site shares learning and resources from recent DfE-funded Childcare in Schools programmes (eg around developing inclusive childcare and setting up wraparound childcare provision).

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