Home-Start Worldwide is a membership organisation of independent family support organisations providing Home-Start services in 22 countries. Home-Start Worldwide partners with national organizations in these countries, ensuring that the services provided at the local level and in each country adhere to the international standards set by Home-Start Worldwide, facilitating exchanges between Home-Start countries. The Home-Start model of service is based on training local volunteers to support families with young children who are facing difficulties to help ensure a positive early childhood for their children. First launched in the UK in 1973, there are now Home-Start associations on all five continents, which together help almost 40,000 families and 80,000 children each year to get back on their feet after setbacks, improve their parenting skills with a view to optimising the development of children and eliminating any forms of violent upbringing.
Early Childhood Development