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Early Support is a national programme to improve the way that services for young children with disabilities in England work with families. It provides a standard framework and a set of materials that can be used in many different circumstances, as well as a set of expectations about how services should work with families. Early Support is relevant to all agencies that provide services for families: hospital and clinical settings, Child Development Centres, mainstream Early Years settings, Sure Start children's centres, a range of specialist support agencies, including portage services and voluntary organisations. Early Support promotes services for families and children that: work in partnership with parents and carers, so that families are at the heart of discussion and decision-making about their children, integrate service planning and delivery, particularly when families are in contact with many different people and agencies. For more information visit the website www.gov.uk/help-for-disabled-child/early-support-programme.