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Enfield Council is consulting residents about its proposals to reduce the number of children's centres. Like other council services, spending reductions are required because of severe reductions in central government funding.  The council's budget for children's centres is reducing from £1.6m to £1.03m per year.

The proposal is to reduce the number of children's centres hubs from four to one.  The single hub would have "satellites" at schools throughout the borough.

It is proposed that from April 2018 one school will continue to provide Children’s Centre services from a hub, with several satellite sites across the borough. The service will continue to be available to all families with children aged 0‐4, but – as is already the case – the centre will work most intensively with children aged 0‐2 and the most vulnerable families. The Council is currently engaging with provider schools to establish who will lead this programme.

The proposals could result in around 40 redundancies.

The consultation runs until 8th September.

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