Members of the ECM team The multi-disciplinary team made up of different practitioners and colleagues from the children’s workforce is an important vehicle for delivering improved ECM well-being outcomes for children and young people. The size of such a team depends on the complexity of needs of the children and young people within the setting, and on the level of social deprivation prevalent in the local area. The introduction of extended services delivered in children’s centres and schools has also resulted in a wider range of external agencies, services and voluntary and community sector organisations working with more vulnerable children and young people in order to improve their ECM outcomes. Together with the teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors within a school or other educational setting, these external partners can add considerable value, in terms of ensuring better well-being outcomes for children and young