Children's Centres

The Children’s Centres across North Lincolnshire provide a range of services for families, which can be found along with centre sessions on the North Lincolnshire Council website.

Services and support are available for ALL children and families including children with Special Educational Need and/or Disability.

Services are provided to support:

  • Child Development and ‘school readiness’
  • Parenting and parent skills and aspirations
  • Health and life chances

These include activities:

  • such as stay and play sessions, baby play and the book start home visiting programme, stories and rhyme time, movement and play sessions
  • support for parents, such as our parent training programme which also provides parenting courses to help with the difficult job of being a parent, and provides information relating to safety on line and an awareness of child sexual exploitation and healthy relationships. Courses such as English and Maths to level 2, first aid and healthy eating.

The Centres also provide baby clinics across North Lincolnshire in partnership with health visiting colleagues, and the antenatal support programmes in partnership with the Midwifery Team, Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the Breastfeeding Peer Support Team.

The Centres offer support to young parents and families who may be struggling with family issues and families are able to self-refer into the Centres for help and support.

Access to the Service

All sessions are open to all children and young people including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Children and young people with SEN or Disabilities are welcome to all sessions delivered by the Children Centres which can support with their development and inclusion into mainstream services.

Where appropriate the Centres can provide additional support to families. The Centres are also available to hold parent support/network meetings and siblings groups.

All children and families are welcome to access the services of the Centres where families feel this would be helpful for their children, the Centres will support access.

Subject to the needs of the area the Centres are available to host and facilitate smaller groups or sessions targeted to the needs of children and families

All children and families are welcome to access the services of the Centres where families feel this would be helpful for their children, the Centres will support access.

Subject to the needs of the area the Centres are available to host and facilitate smaller groups or sessions targeted to the needs of children and families.

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The Centres consult about all their services on a regular basis and systematically gather feedback to support evaluations.

Where families are provided with 1-1 support the work is carried out in partnership with families and parent and carer views are routinely gathered.

Children and young people’s voices are gathered within sessions and activities and services shaped to meet the needs of local children and families.

Where a family is being supported on a 1-1 basis the children and young people are regularly and systematically consulted and given a voice.

Last modified: October 29, 2018