Cascade to: Early Years Leads and those with responsibility for Sure Start Children's Centres.

The Government intends to commence trials to explore the introduction of payment by results for Sure Start Children's Centres, in conjunction with the Children's Improvement Board. Tom Jeffery, the Director General for Children Young People and Families in the Department for Education, has written to all local authorities in England with an invitation to send a representative to a half day workshop on the payment by results trials. At the workshop there will be opportunities to discuss with others how the trials should operate, and potential payment by results measures. The workshops will take place on 21 June (London), 22 June (Birmingham) and 23 June (Leeds). Trial local authorities will be selected following the workshops.

Action required

Those local authorities that would like to attend one of the workshops should contact Katerina Charalambous on katerina.charalambous@local.gov.uk by 17 June.