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Letters Childcare support and early education

Do not ignore the non-linear, longstanding effects of integrated children’s centres

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 19 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2093
  1. Sebastian Kraemer, honorary consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
  1. Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London NW3 5BA, UK
  1. kraemer{at}

Shah and colleagues write: “Family hubs aim to integrate and improve services within local authority areas . . . although the exact framework for implementation is still unclear.”1 An elusive ambiguity runs right through the policy. “Family hubs sit at the heart of other physical and virtual services delivered in the community, in people’s homes and in other locations such as GP surgeries and libraries.”2 …

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