Decision details

Family Hubs and Start for Life Delivery Model (Cab.29.11.2023/6)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For Cabinet to consider the outcomes of the public consultation on this matter and the next steps towards implementing the proposed service model.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-


1.    Approves the implementation of a new service delivery model, based on community-based delivery and six designated Family Hub sites replacing the existing Family Centre delivery model which was to fulfil statutory requirements and support the delivery of the Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme delivery in line with Department for Education (DFE) guidance; and


2.    Approves the de-designation of the remaining family centres as children’s centres and the ceasing of operation of the ten family centre sites cited in the report; and


3.    Endorses an exploration into the feasibility of a town centre site for delivery.

Publication date: 29/11/2023

Date of decision: 29/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 29/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/12/2023

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