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Help us shape school health nursing services in Worcestershire we need your views.

With your input Worcestershire County Council and the NHS can develop and improve services for children, young people and their families.  We want you to tell us what is good, and within the current service, what could be improved. Complete our online consultation.

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 need. 

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 need.

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.Edulink Logo

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.

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External websites

  • Department for Education
    Responsible for education and children’s services
  • Citizens Advice
    The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Action for Children
    The centres are run by Action for Children in partnership with Worcestershire County Council.  
  • Barnardo's
    Barnardo's is the UK's leading children's charity.

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This page was last reviewed 9 May 2014 at 12:46.
The page is next due for review 5 November 2015.