Have your say on changing Family and Children Centres to Family Wellbeing Centres
Closed Closed
Start: Sep 25, 2017 End: Nov 17, 2017 Results Published: Mar 31, 2018 
Subject: Residents, Consultation Reference Number: 938

Consultation Summary

Our communities have told us that our teams need to be more joined up as this will make their lives easier. To help to achieve this, we propose to redesign our overall offer at our Children’s and Family Centres so that people can access support more easily, and it will cover ages 0 to 19 year olds. We propose to do this by creating main bases that will be known as Family Wellbeing Centres, complemented by a number of smaller bases, which may have a different offer. It may mean that some people will access our offer in a different place or in a different way. This will enable us to make the most of the limited amount of money that we have available to provide this important support to 0 to 19 year olds and their families. The consultation considers different ways to make sure families who use the services get the right support for the right issue at the right time by creating 0-19 Family Wellbeing Service Centres.  Similar models have been adopted across the country.  Proposals being considered are to redesign and potentially relocate a centre with the creation of three main Family and Wellbeing Centres across the borough (merged Family and Children Centres) with additional delivery points.  Some of these delivery points will be where exisitng Family and Children's Centres are currently located.


There is lots of information available on our Vision 2030, core priorities and the financial challenges. A FAQ document is also available. Information has also been presented to Overview & Scrutiny and a consultation report to the Public Engagement and Consultation Panel. More information can be found on the website   https://www.sefton.gov.uk/34127
The questionnaire has also been translated into Polish and Lithuanian and these are in the document library to this on-line survey. As well as the questionnaires, there will be engagement events taking place at Children Centres across the borough.The ones arranged so far are: 18th October – Litherland CC - 11am, 20th October - Seaforth CC 9-10am, Netherton CC 10.15 – 11.15am, 27th October Waterloo CC 10.30-11.30 am, 1st November Freshfield CC – 12-1.00pm, 6th November Linaker CC 9am and 10.30am, 7th November Cambridge CC – 1- 2pm

Consultation Purpose

The information you give us is private and confidential and we will follow the law including the Data Protection Act 1998. The information will be destroyed after it is no longer required. We will publish the results of the consultation on the Sefton Council Website including a summary of questions/comments received and any responses given. If you would like to receive a copy please email yourseftonyoursay@sefton.gov.uk or telephone 0151 934 3733.  Your feedback will help us to shape our future offer.  Once the results are collated, Cabinet should be in a position to consider the consultation response in December, 2017.

Contact Information:

Michelle Anglesea
Strategic Support Assistant
Email: michelle.anglesea@sefton.gov.uk
Phone: 0151 934 3193