Information for Professionals
Children's centres provide a range of services for families in
the local community. Agencies and organisations work together
to deliver services that meet the individual needs of both children
aged 0 to 5 years and their parents / carers.
Worcestershire is a mixture of both rural and urban areas and
has a diversity of families and communities. Each children's
centre offers services tailored to meet that community's
Sure Start Children’s Centres are at the heart of the
government’s 'Every Child Matters: Change for Children Agenda', as
they are a key vehicle for providing the services that families
The government’s vision is of a children’s centre for every
community, providing all families with young children with access
to a variety of services.
The main purpose for a children’s centre is to improve the
outcomes for young children as set out in Every Child Matters, and
in particular to close the gap between those children that do well
and those children that don’t.
The Government’s vision is for Local Authorities, together with
key partners in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors, to
set up and run 3,500 children’s centres by 2010. A children’s
centre for every community.
The government has produced a variety of guidance documents that
can be found on the following websites:
If you have a family who would like to access services run at
a children's centre please complete a membership form
(PDF) and read the fair processing notice
(PDF). Then return the completed form to their
local children's centre. The centre can send the family
regular newsletters and information on activities.
Sure Start Children's Centres
- Department for
Responsible for education and children’s
NHS Worcestershire is the commissioning arm of
the organisation that is legally known as Worcestershire Primary
- Plug & Play
with Events and Activities.
- Citizens Advice
service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial
advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
- Action for
The centres are run by Action for Children in
partnership with Worcestershire County Council.
the UK's leading children's charity.
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This page was last reviewed 22 April 2013 at 15:26.
The page is next due for review 19 October 2014.