Your chance to have a say on future of Herts children’s centres

Views are being sought on the future shape for Hertfordshire’s children’s centre programme.

Herts County Council is seeking views on the way that children’s centre services are delivered, and how health services for young children could be more closely linked to the network.

Children’s centres are run by a mix of providers and County Hall says that the quality and range of provision, while generally good, inevitably varies between providers.

Consultation with councillors, health providers, agencies involved in delivering children’s centre services, parents and other stakeholders is now under way.

The feedback will help to shape the future service and will then be subject to a formal public consultation which is likely to start in May.

Councillor Richard Roberts, the county’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I am delighted that we have this opportunity to recommission early years services, of which the children’s centre programme is so important.

“Working closely with public health and other partners is a real chance to make the best difference for children and families in Hertfordshire.”

Copies of the briefing document are available at local children’s centres or online – click here to find the survey