Croydon Council are introducing a new model of working for early years professionals, children's centres, health visitors and midwives to provide the best possible outcomes for parents/carers and their families. Best Start will provide services and outcomes that will assist and support parents/carers and families in the Borough.
Integrated Performance - Better Outcomes
An integrated performance framework will bring together statutory and local targets and performance data so that there can be clear monitoring of the impact of the Best Start service.
Principles for Croydon Best Start model is that:-
Community (HCP) and Parenting Aspirations and Parenting Skills
Parenting aspirations and parenting skills will be delivered through a strong community offer that will harness the energy and social capital of the local communities. This will include utilising children's centres service access points.
Universal and Universal Plus (HCP) and Child Development and school readiness
Child development and school readiness will be delivered through a commissioned offer by designed children's centres and are commissioned through host agencies.
0-5 HCP Child and Family, Health and Life chances
Delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, led by Croydon Health Services through blended teams composed of practitioners who are able to support at all stages of a child and family journey during their crucial early years. These centres will be both visible and accessible across designated children's centres and service access points.
Universal Partnership Plus Early Help Pathway
Development of a dedicated team, supporting families where they may benefit from a more tailored, individual approach, both empowering and enabling them to move forward with their lives and achieve their own aspirations.