Children’s Centre Proposals – More Drop-In Sessions Added

We have just received the following from Cambridgeshire County Council:

More drop-in sessions added for parents to discuss children’s centre proposals

A series of drop-in events are continuing this month for parents to talk one to one about proposals to redesign Cambridgeshire’s Children’s Centre Services.

The wide ranging plans build on the current offer, offering support to families of all ages, from expectant parents to young adults.

The proposed new Children’s 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.

Families can read more about the consultation here and share their views.

Cllr Simon Bywater, Chairman of the Children and Young People Committee, said: “We have a wide ranging set of proposals for child and family services and would encourage everyone to take part in our consultation. We need to make sure we get this right for communities and want to hear from local people. Please take a few minutes to answer the short survey or if you have any questions please come along to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more.”

More drop-in sessions have now been added for parents to talk to staff who will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed changes while help will be available for people who need support to complete the consultation. The events for South Cambridgeshire District will be held at:

Waterbeach Children’s Centre, Waterbeach Community Primary School, High Street, Waterbeach, CB25 9JU – 1pm-3pm – 15th August 2017

Bassingbourn Children’s Centre, Brook Road, Bassingbourn, Royston, SG8 5NP – 5pm-7pm – 16th August 2017

Bar Hill Children’s Centre, Community Primary School, Gladeside, Bar Hill, CB23 8DY – 5-7pm – 6th September 2017

Linton Children’s Centre, Cathodeon Centre, Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4JT – 5-7pm – 11th September 2017

Histon Children’s Centre, New School Road, Histon, CB24 9LL 5-7pm – 12th September 2017

Papworth Children’s Centre, Varrier Jones Drive, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3XQ – 6.30pm-8pm – 13th September 2017

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 consultation ends on 22 September 2017. Hard copy versions of the consultation can be found at Children’s Centres and Libraries across the county.

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.




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