Children's Centres & Family Centres Consultation

We are currently consulting on a proposal to have three integrated family and children centre bases called Family Wellbeing Centres for children and young people 0 to 19 and their families. We want to hear what our communities think of this idea.

Our communities have told us that we need to be more joined up most recently through the consultation on Imagine Sefton 2030.  We have listened to this feedback and developed plans for a more joined up approach. More information is available in the documents below.


Development of Family Wellbeing Services (pdf 115KB)
Family and Children's Centres Proposal (pdf 361KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 138KB)
Questionnaire in Polish (pdf 575KB)
Questionnaire in Latvian (pdf 3.6MB)
Budget Report (pdf 394KB)
Budget Report Appendix (pdf 1MB)
Vision Sefton 2030 (pdf 1.19MB)

Our proposed change does not include the closure of any of the centres.  It may mean that Seaforth Children’s Centre may move to another venue.

In the future we may change what we do in our existing centres.  Some activities will continue, others may be delivered in a different place, some may stop, some may be offered as outreach, and new activities may be added.

Already our centres regularly review the activities offered as need and demand and the seasons change.  For example peer support coffee mornings changed to an open access play and stay session where universal credit support and advice is available which is being taken up by many families.  We have also introduced a mental health and wellbeing pathway which includes nurture and thrive sessions and a Theraplay approach.

We believe that this idea will make the most of the money that we have available, allowing us to continue to support those most in need and offer our families, children and young people the opportunity to enjoy many health and wellbeing activities.

Engagement events

There will be consultation briefings across the borough, with some attended by Dwayne Johnson, Director of Social Care and Health at Sefton Council.

Litherland CC  Wednesday, 18 October  11.00am
Seaforth CC  Friday, 20 October 9.00 - 10.00am
Netherton CC  Friday, 20 October 10.15 - 11.15am
Waterloo CC Friday, 27 October 10.30 - 11.30am
Freshfield CC  Wednesday, 1 November  12noon - 1.00pm
Springwell Park CC

Friday, 3 November 

Linaker CC  Monday, 6 November 9.00am & 10.30am
Cambridge CC  Tuesday, 7 November 1.00 - 2.00pm

Feedback from this consultation will be considered by Cabinet in December 2017. We will then let our communities know the chosen way forward.


Last Updated on 17 October 2017

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