Children's Centres redesign consultation

Closes 20 Sep 2020

Opened 3 Aug 2020

Results expected 5 Oct 2020

Overview

We have some very difficult decisions to make.

The COVID-19 crisis which has had an impact on the funding available for services across the council means that Children’s services have to make £3.2 million of savings to support the emergency budget. 

Luton’s Children Families and Education Department is committed to working towards Luton 2040. We believe that all children deserve to reach their full potential and have a good quality of life. It is therefore essential that the money we spend and the resources available are used in the most effective way to meet the needs of the most vulnerable within our communities.

Why We Are Consulting

Our proposal would alter how our children’s centres operate and see a change in how services are delivered and from where. These changes are set out in “our proposal” and “what is the impact?” sections of the attached consultation document.

We are particularly keen to hear from those who use our Flying Start Children’s Centres and to understand any potential impact of the proposed changes.

We will look again at the needs of our communities to develop a service that meets those needs and to ensure that we have the specialist knowledge and skills required to deliver an outstanding service.

We want to hear your views on our proposals. Please read about the proposals below and complete the online survey before 20 September 2020.

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Due to Covid-19 no face to face meetings be made available, however online meetings will take place so that stakeholders can hear about the proposals and ask questions.

These are scheduled to take place on the 13 August via Zoom at 1pm and 6.30pm. Please send us an email if you wish to register your interest to attend.

We encourage people to respond to this consultation online but you can download a paper copy of the survey from the 'related documents' section below. Alternatively, paper copies will be available from the Town Hall or by contacting us using the contact details on this page.

Give us your views

Events

  • Children's Centres redesign zoom meeting

    From 13 Aug 2020 at 13:00 to 13 Aug 2020 at 14:30

    To hear about the proposals and for an opportunity to ask questions. Email PeopleDirectorateSupportUnit@luton.gov.uk to register your attendance. We will send out a link shortly before the meeting.

  • Children's Centres redesign zoom meeting

    From 13 Aug 2020 at 18:30 to 13 Aug 2020 at 20:00

    To hear about the proposals and for an opportunity to ask questions. Email PeopleDirectorateSupportUnit@luton.gov.uk to register your attendance. We will send out a link shortly before the meeting.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Parents
  • Council Staff

Interests

  • Early Years
  • Childcare centres
  • Special needs
  • Children and families
  • Consultations