Reshaping Services for Children and Families

We put children at the heart of all we do.

We want to make sure children have the best possible start in life and we are committed to working with families, services and communities, directing people toward easy to access support based on need in order to keep children safe, healthy and happy.

Context

Warwickshire County Council is looking at new ways to offer services and support to children and their families, and in particular those under 5.

Under the 2006 Childcare Act Warwickshire County Council must ensure the sufficient provision of Children’s Centres in its area to meet the support needs of all local parents and carers, prospective parents and young children.

There are currently 39 Children’s Centres in Warwickshire offering a range of family services to parents, prospective parents and young children (0–5) across Warwickshire. Services include childcare, early years learning and school readiness, parenting support, health and wellbeing advice and employment, finance and adult education support. 

What is this consultation about? 

The council is proposing changes to how services are provided to local children and their families by remodelling its Children’s Centres and considering different ways to make sure families who use them get the right support for the right issue at the right time.  If you use or have an interest in these services we want to know what you think of our ideas and invite you to take part in our public consultation.

What will happen with the information that we gather?

All comments, feedback and information we receive will be used to inform how future 0-5 years services are delivered. You will not, in any way, be identifiable in the survey analysis from your responses and any comments will be anonymous. The findings from the consultation will be presented to Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet, for their approval to commence implementing the recommendations, and then be published. All data will be stored securely and erased within four years.  Please do not provide any additional correspondence to our surveys, as personal information may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 1998. If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, including your contact details, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act, we cannot always guarantee confidentiality.  For further information see www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy or contact our Customer Service Centre on 01926 410410.

Completing this questionnaire may take 30 minutes or more.  Please bear this in mind when clicking through to start the survey.  Once you have started, if you do not click to the next screen after 30 minutes the survey will time out and you will not be able to go back to where you left off. Your time is appreciated - every survey that is completed matters and will help the council to understand everyone's views.  There are 29 questions and we really value your input into all of them.

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