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National Performance Indicator

National Performance Indicator (NPI)

Worcestershire County Council monitors the impact of children’s centres in relation to ‘National Performance Indicators’. Statistical data and anecdotal evidence is collected from each children’s centre and other agencies regarding the level, quality and impact of the services provided. Children’s centres are also required to complete a Self-Evaluation Form.

Core Purpose

The core purpose of Sure Start Children's Centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged, so children are equipped for life and ready for school, no matter what their background or family circumstances.
Children’s centres provide a wide range of services. Agencies and organisations work together to deliver services that meet the needs of children aged 0 to 5 years and their parents/carers.

Worcestershire is a mix of rural and urban areas and has a diversity of families and communities. Each children’s centre offers services tailored to meet that community’s needs.

Further Information

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External websites

  • Department for Education
    Responsible for education and children’s services
  • Citizens Advice
    The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Action for Children
    The centres are run by Action for Children in partnership with Worcestershire County Council.  
  • Barnardo's
    Barnardo's is the UK's leading children's charity.

    We are not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more

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This page was last reviewed 22 March 2013 at 15:23.
The page is next due for review 18 September 2014.