Together for Childhood is a place-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. Working in partnership with local communities, we aim to raise awareness of abuse, stop it from happening, and help children who have experienced it get back on track.
Continuous learning and development is at the core of the Together for Childhood approach. We carried out an evaluation in three Together for Childhood areas over 2017 to 2018 to understand the local contexts and find out what our key stakeholders think of the process.
Authors: Gill Churchill, Denise Coster and Paul Whalley
When developing a place-based approach it’s vital to develop a shared vision together with local partners, tailored to their ambitions and the area’s needs.
Effective local governance and partnerships are key to creating a structure for taking a place-based initiative forward.
Working with communities to understand their priorities and challenges will help everyone in realising their goals.
Churchill, G., Coster, D. and Whalley, P. (2019) Learning Together: how collective learning has helped develop Together for Childhood, a place-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. London: NSPCC.
Learn more about Together for Childhood, an innovative, evidence-informed approach to bring local partners and families together to prevent abuse.
Listen to this podcast episode for a closer look at the Together for Childhood programme in Stoke, and receive advice for launching an initiative that’s co-creative and collaborative.
Discover how the NSPCC's Together for Childhood (TfC) programme works alongside local communities to prevent child abuse and neglect. The discussion draws on practice examples of how TfC has made a difference for local communities.