Have your say on Children’s Centre proposals

Here’s your chance to have your say on shaping the future of Children’s Centre Services across Cambridgeshire to make sure they work for children, families and your local community.

A consultation to redesign Children’s Centre Services has gone live, which aims to ensure every child thrives in Cambridgeshire.

You can read more and share their views – www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/childrenscentreconsultation

The wide ranging plans, from Cambridgeshire County Council, propose to create ‘family friendly’ services in the heart of communities. It builds on the current offer, offering support to families of all ages, from expectant parents to young adults. The new children centre services will be more flexible and tailored for each community delivered in places they know or already use, and in doing so, the Council will make savings of £1 million.

The proposals will also see Children’s Centres work more closely with parents and health professionals to provide a set of integrated services that seamlessly support communities. This service could include health visitors, midwifery and speech therapists.  The new approach will support Child and Family Centres, Child and Family zones and an Outreach Programme.

The consultation end on 22 September. Hard copy versions of the consultation can be found at Children Centres and Libraries. Website content can be translated for speakers of other language using the inbuilt google translate function.

We can provide versions of the consultation in other languages and braille on request.  Please contact ask.childrenscentres@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

Frontline staff will also be at a range of events across the summer. Details of these events can be found on the consultation.

Decisions relating to the final proposals for Children’s Centre Services will be taken by the Children and Young People Committee meets in the autumn.

Please share your views here – www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/childrenscentreconsultation

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