Early Childhood and Family Service - transforming our children's centres

Closed 12 Nov 2018

Opened 17 Sep 2018

Overview

We want to make sure that we update the services we have been delivering through childrens centres and elsewhere to make them work better – in better locations, having a better range of services and with the best standards.

We have developed some proposals and would now like your views.

Since the consultation opened we have received some questions about our proposals. The answers to these questions can be found in the consultation document but to make things easier to find we have decided to publish the questions and answers in a separate document called Frequently Asked Questions. We added this document to this site on 26 October 2018 and you can find a link to it with the other consultation documents at the bottom of this page.

Why we are consulting

We are now consulting on proposed new ways to deliver services to meet families’ needs.  We want to find out what people think about our proposed approach in general. We also want peoples’ views on specific proposals about what might happen in their local area.

The views of Norfolk residents to the proposed changes set out in our consultation are very important.  We need your thoughts and ideas to inform our decision-making as we shape the future of this service.

We also have a statutory duty to consult with those affected about any proposals that may result in significant changes to, and/or the use of, our children’s centre buildings, as part of any proposed redesigned service.

Who we are consulting with

We want the views of the public in Norfolk, and in particular we want to hear from families, community groups, staff, children’s centre advisory board representatives, service providers, district councils, parish councils and voluntary sector organisations. 

We are consulting through:

  • Our online consultation which is also available as a paper copy.  
  • Events.

If you need a copy of this consultation document on paper or in a different format please email haveyoursay@norfolk.gov.uk

Have your say on our proposal for an Early Childhood and Family Service

Before you start: On the online survey you can only move forwards through the documents. If you need to return to the beginning of the survey to read the documents again you can do this by selecting the ‘first’ button on the bottom of the page.

It’s a good idea to download a copy of the consultation document just in case you want to use it as a reference when working through the online survey. All the documents contained within the online survey are also available to be downloaded from the Related Documents section at the bottom of this page. 

What happens next

We will take a report about the findings to this consultation to our Children's Services Committee on 22 January 2019. The report will feedback what people have told us about the potential impact of our proposal.  Our county councillors will use this as part of the evidence they consider when deciding whether to go ahead with this proposal.

Events

  • Norwich City

    From 11 Oct 2018 at 10:00 to 11 Oct 2018 at 20:00

    You can find out more by attending our public drop-in session. There are three sessions on the day:

    - 10am-12pm
    - 2pm-4pm
    - 6pm-8pm

    Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW

  • Breckland District

    From 15 Oct 2018 at 10:00 to 15 Oct 2018 at 20:00

    You can find out more by attending our public drop-in session. There are three sessions on the day:

    - 10am-12pm
    - 2pm-4pm
    - 6pm-8pm

    Dereham Library, 59 High Street, Dereham. NR19 1DZ

  • Broadland District

    From 16 Oct 2018 at 10:00 to 16 Oct 2018 at 20:00

    You can find out more by attending our public drop-in session. There are three sessions on the day:

    - 10am-12pm
    - 2pm-4pm
    - 6pm-8pm

    The Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Church Street, Old Catton NR6 7DS

  • North Norfolk District

    From 23 Oct 2018 at 10:00 to 23 Oct 2018 at 20:00

    You can find out more by attending our public drop-in session. There are three sessions on the day:

    - 10am-12pm
    - 2pm-4pm
    - 6pm-8pm

    Merchant’s Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES

  • Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk

    From 25 Oct 2018 at 10:00 to 25 Oct 2018 at 20:00

    You can find out more by attending our public drop-in session. There are three sessions on the day:

    - 10am-12pm
    - 2pm-4pm
    - 6pm-8pm

    Gaywood Library, River Lane, Gaywood, Kings Lynn. PE30 4HD

  • South Norfolk District

    From 29 Oct 2018 at 10:00 to 29 Oct 2018 at 20:00

    You can find out more by attending our public drop-in session. There are three sessions on the day:

    - 10am-12pm
    - 2pm-4pm
    - 6pm-8pm

    Wymondham Library, Back Lane, Wymondham, NR18 0QB

  • Great Yarmouth Borough

    From 7 Nov 2018 at 10:00 to 7 Nov 2018 at 20:00

    You can find out more by attending our public drop-in session. There are three sessions on the day:

    - 10am-12pm
    - 2pm-4pm
    - 6pm-8pm

    Central Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Children
  • Parents and carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Voluntary groups and organisations
  • Schools

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Education and early years
  • Libraries