Decision details

Better use of Children's Centres

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Children and Public Health) presenting a range of options with respect to Children’s Centres to enhance the offer for young children and their families.




1. That the findings from the discovery and define stages of service design to date, be noted.


2. That the options for a future delivery model for Southend’s Children Centre offer as set out in paragraph 4.5 of the submitted report, be noted and that option 3, for the reasons set out in paragraph 4.6 of the report, be approved.


Other options:


As set out in the submitted report


Reasons for recommendations:


To improve outcomes for children and maximise Children’s Centre use.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: People Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Jones

Report author: Brin Martin

Publication date: 15/01/2021

Date of decision: 14/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2021 - Cabinet

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