1. ITV Report

Funding boost to help keep Norfolk families together

Children in care will be getting extra help to stay with their families Credit: ITV News

Children in care in Norfolk will be getting extra help to stay with their families.

It is thanks to a £1.25 million boost secured through the county councils first Social Impact Bond from Big Lottery’s Life Chances Fund.

The project will target children who are at risk of care due to neglect or family breakdown.

It will be used to provide therapy and support for the families of up to 400 children aged between eight and fifteen.

It hopes to stop children having to go into care and strengthen families so children in care can return home.

“We want Norfolk’s children to be safe and live in resilient families, building on the strengths in families and giving families the help they need to stay together."

– Penny Carpenter, Norfolk County Council