Type of service:
Children’s Centre services build upon the universal services available in the Libraries, the following can be accessed:
Locality based support in the Centre, community venue or at home. Provision of early intervention to both child and parent / carers as follows:
Information and Advice Services - Supplying information about a range of services, including childcare and employment support.
Stay and Play Services -Supporting parents in their role as their children’s first educators
School Readiness Services - Working in partnership with parents and childcare providers to improve outcomes for children
Health, Lifestyles and Well Being Services - universal and targeted activities to improve outcome for parents and children. Includes ante-natal and post natal support delivered in partnership with midwives and health visitors.
Improved Parenting and Family Support Services - Targeted support and Early Help services for families that need extra support. This may be via an EHA (early help assessment, formerly a CAF), or for Looked after Children, children on ‘Children in Need’ register, children on Child Protection Plans or Disabled Children. This includes access to victim and perpetrator domestic abuse interventions (at Level 3).
Services to improve adults personal skills, education and employability - Links to benefits and debt advice, adult learning opportunities and JobCentre Plus
Our Children’s Centres support parents with young children to access the help they need, to make sure poverty and deprivation doesn’t become a barrier to a better future.
Over 3.9 million children are living in poverty in the UK today, with around 400,000 classed by the child protection service as being in need. We know that poverty places a huge burden on parents, as well as restricting childhood development and, in extreme cases, shortens lives.
We offer support for parents and their children from pre-natal stage, through birth and up to the age of five. By working with young children and their families as early as possible, we can help to provide the support needed to make sure that deprivation doesn't become a barrier to future choices and opportunities.
Our staff work with children and families in a community setting, and we support every child and family who needs us - regardless of their background or situation.
0 - 4 years, 11 months
- Northamptonshire Threshold Level 2
- Northamptonshire Threshold Level 3
- Contact Service Direct
- Referral By Social Worker
- Self Referral
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