Stoke-on-Trent City Council are undertaking a public consultation about proposed changes to some of their children’s centres.
The city council are proposing to retain five centres on the basis that these will transition into Family Hubs (as defined by the government).
- Stoke North Children’s Centre
- Tunstall Children’s Centre
- Thomas Boughey Children’s Centre
- Stoke Children’s Centre
- Westfield Children’s Centre
They are proposing to transfer two of the current centres to third party organisations no later than April 2023. They may or may not remain legally designated Children’s Centres, subject to negotiation with third sector organisations.
- Burslem Children’s Centre
- Treehouse Children’s Centre
Finally, they are proposing to close and de-register three Children’s Centres and relocate the services currently offered within them into other local facilities which may include schools and community centres situated in close proximity to the current Children’s Centre site. They are:
- Blurton Children’s Centre
- The Crescent Children’s Centre
- Norton Children’s Centre
The proposals aim to deliver services from a range of local venues and increase the amount of outreach work and online support so that they can spend the limited money that is available to them on delivering better services and less money on maintaining buildings.
Public consultation on a number of proposals relating to children’s centres. The following documents are attached here:
Consultation document Stoke-on-Trent City Council Children’s Centre Consultation – January 2022
Summary of proposals Summary of proposed changes to children’s centres in Stoke-on-Trent January 2022
You can also view the documents and submit feedback online via this link.