We are currently seeking your views on our proposals to make changes to the number of children’s centres across the borough, and the way in which children’s centres services could be delivered in the future. This consultation is running from 3 December 2018 to 10 February 2019

We would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation for the time and efforts taken in participating in the Lambeth Children’s Centre consultation, which closed on 10th February 2019.

There was a very good response, and we are now taking time to consider the findings and the key themes emerging from the consultation before making any further recommendations or decisions.

With this in mind, we hope to have further information to present to the Cabinet meeting on 15 April 2019. From the 5 of April, we will be updating this page and the agenda page for the Cabinet Meeting with further information and documents.

Consultation details

We’re being forced to make changes to our children’s centres due to central government cuts. Despite the financial challenge, we are committed to:

  • Staying local – keeping centres accessible and open for the most number of families possible.

  • Protecting the vulnerable – ensuring that we continue to provide services that support the families who are in the greatest need

  • Long-term value for money – ensuring services are efficiently run and fit for the future.

We believe our proposals will help to deliver on these principles, by keeping 18 children’s centres across our borough and meaning we have a network of excellent centres continuing to provide sustainable early years services.

While this is not an easy decision, we believe that these proposals will ensure the best possible early years services for the highest number of children despite our financial challenge, and retain our commitment to giving every child in Lambeth the best start in life.

Take a look at our Childrens Centre Consultation Booklet for more information on our proposals.

We know you may have some questions, so we have put together some frequently asked questions (FAQ's) to help answer them. You can view them at Lambeth's children's centres consultation - FAQ's

How to respond

This consultation ended on Sunday 10 February 2019 and is now closed for responses.