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Children's Centre Review

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To report on the Children's Centre Review and ask for permission to consult on options for the future delivery of children's centre services.


43.1    RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed:


(i)            To note the report from the Children’s Centre Review Board


(ii)          To agree to a consultation on future options for the delivery of children’s centres to report to the January 2016 Committee.


(iii)         To agree to consultation on proposals for:

·         Seven designated children’s centres with outreach to delivery points across the city

·         A revised core offer of services which will include:

§  Open access baby groups in venues across the city

§  One open access drop-in group in venues across the city with priority for families with identified needs and children under two

§  Offering more parenting talks and discussion groups to reach more parents at an earlier stage and fewer longer parenting courses

§  Promoting volunteering and community/parent run groups

§  Evidence based interventions delivered in groups and home visits for families most in need.

§  Improved support for families with young children facing multiple disadvantage as part of the city’s Stronger Families Stronger Communities Programme

§  More focus on support for training and employment


Report author: Caroline Parker

Publication date: 16/11/2015

Date of decision: 16/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2015 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Effective from: 24/11/2015

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