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"With the full engagement of voluntary and community sector organisations, who provide the full spectrum of children's services, and lobby and campaign on behalf of children and young people, Every Child Matters can become a reality"

Clare Tickell, Chief Executive NCH

Welcome to VCS Engage

VCS Engage is a national programme, designed to strengthen the engagement of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda.

The programme is delivering a comprehensive range of training to every school and support packages to help VCS organisations acquire the skills and knowledge needed to successfully engage in the new framework, and strengthen the sector’s involvement in the planning, commissioning and delivery of services for children, young people and their families.

By supporting increased collaboration between all agencies working to deliver Every Child Matters (ECM) related services, VCS Engage aims to improve outcomes for all children, young people and families.

The programme is funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The central team is based at the National Children’s Bureau with a regional team co-ordinated by NCVCCO.Funds are raised by variouse groups selling handmade items for babies and toys for children.