Children's Centres - resources and information for staff

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Resources for Children's Centres

Below are some useful resources for staff working in Children's Centres:

National resources

​For Information regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) please visit GOV.UK.

Ofsted inspections

  • Inspection handbook
    The handbook sets out what Children’s Centres can expect in an Ofsted inspection
  • Ofsted inspection subsidiary guidance
    This is designed to provide additional guidance on particular aspects of a Children’s Centre inspection by Ofsted
  • Self-evaluation form and guidance 
    This form’s purpose is to help you in your own self-evaluation and be a basis for the inspection of your Children’s Centre(s)

Local resources

Children's Centre e-bulletin

The Children’s Centre e-Bulletin is a recommended for anyone involved in the design, development and delivery of services to children and families.

@PHE_UK’s #actfast campaign reminds individuals of the main signs of #stroke and urges the public who notice any one of the signs in themselves or others to call 999, even if they are not sure. Do you know the signs?

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Council response to inspection report

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Stroke is one of the largest causes of complex disability in the UK. Acting FAST can potentially reduce long term effects. Watch Sas’ story to hear the importance of dialling 999. #actfast @PHE_UK

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Twenty years after Easter floods, EA issue reminder to sign up for flood warnings

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Transplants can only take place if people are willing to donate. While more than 4,000 people across the UK benefitted from an organ transplant last y...

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Northamptonshire County Council's cover photo

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