Devon children’s centres trial ‘payment by results’

PUBLISHED: 11:21 03 August 2011

CHILDREN’S centres in Sidmouth and Ottery will be among the first in the country to trial a new ‘payment by results’ initiative.

Devon County Council (DCC) is one of nine authorities chosen to pilot the new scheme in 43 if its hubs across the region.

DCC bosses say their successful submission builds on its existing plans to improve life chances for children up to five years of age.

The experiences of trial areas will help Government and local authorities develop a final set of measures so that payment by results can be rolled out nationally within two years.

Councillor Andrea Davis, DCC’s lead member for children and cabinet member for health, said: “We’ll use this opportunity to ensure Devon’s voice is heard, and the needs of individual children’s centre communities are best met through this funding.”

“The scheme will provide an incentive for all children’s centres across the county to be the best they can be, with a strong focus on improving key health and educational targets for the whole family.”


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