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Published on June 15th, 2014 | by admin

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Views Sought on Changes to Children’s Centres Changes

Solihull Council is asking for feedback on proposed changes to the borough’s Children’s Centre services.

The Council is committed to providing ‘early childhood services’ to improve outcomes for young children and their families. Services include early education and childcare, health services, training, information and advice.

From April 2015, the national budget for Children’s Centres will reduce. Despite this, the Council still wants to provide the best possible service which is why changes are being proposed.

If there is no action, the proportion spent on buildings will disproportionately increase which would reduce the amount available for services. Some of these buildings have fairly low attendance levels and to maintain a high quality service the Council proposes to relocate some of the centres and use community venues instead.

Other proposals include integrating children’s services with wider health, learning and care services and securing more targeted support for families that need extra help.

People can read more about the proposals and fill in an online survey at: www.solihull.gov.uk/childrenscentres until Sunday 6 July.

The feedback received will inform how the Council continues to provide ‘early childhood services’ for young children and their families.


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