Closure of children's centres across the borough

Lib Dems voice concerns about Labour plans to close 7 children's centres across Haringey.

Commenting on the decision made at Haringey Cabinet on 16th June to close 7 children’s centres and possibly replace them with other services provided by ‘Community Access Points’.

Cllr Liz Morris, Haringey Lib Dem spokesperson for Children, said:

"The Lib Dems share residents' concerns about plans to close children's centres across the borough and replace them with a reduced service.

"There is some money available to keep more centres open, as we showed in our budget proposal to save some of the centres. It is a shame Labour have ignored our recommendations are pressing ahead with their plans.

"We will continue to work with local parents on this issue and fight for children's centres."

Extract from Cabinet paper, para 9.2:

It is proposed that the following centres are closed as children’s centres. This will mean they are de-designated and both the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofsted would be notified. They will no longer recorded as children’s centres by Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE).

Children’s Centre

Bounds Green



Noel Park

South Grove


The Ladder


Extract from Cabinet report:

Centres that are no longer retained as designated children’s centres could, along with other sites in each children’s centre planning area, act as community access points, providing access into wider children’s centres services. Services will be coordinated by a designated children’s centre and may be delivered by a partner agency, community partner or parents themselves.


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