Consultation

Public consultation on Prevention and Early Help estates strategy

Purpose of the consultation

What are we consulting about?

 

Bradford Council wants your view on its proposed changes to where we deliver Prevention and Early Help services for babies, children, young people and families across the District. This includes from where we deliver the children’s centre core offer.

 

Prevention is about stopping problems happening. Early Help is about stopping problems that are happening from getting worse.

 

The proposal looks at which buildings are currently used to deliver these services, and how the Council could use these buildings more effectively in the future.

 

The proposals for the consultation were approved by the Council’s Executive at its meeting on 5 February.

 

This could allow for more money to be spent on staff to support families rather than on buildings.

 

The full Executive report has been published.

 

The consultation will run from 13 February and closes on 7 May 2019.

 

Why have we developed an estates strategy?

 

The estates strategy has been drawn up following the outcome of a public consultation carried out between November 2017 and February 2018 on the creation of a new 0-19 years Prevention and Early Help service.

 

The new service brings together a range of existing services to form a new set of preventative and early help arrangements for children, young people and families.

The new services are available through Family Hubs located in four areas of the district.

 

During the consultation many people asked that the Council review its use of buildings across the district. This would help show how we could use buildings as efficiently as possible so more funding could be available for front line services.

 

Why is consultation needed?

 

Statutory Guidance issued by the Department for Educationplaces a duty on the Council to consult before:

 

1.    Opening a new children’s centre

2.    Making a significant change to the range and nature of services provided through a children’s centre and/or how they are delivered, including significant changes to services provided through linked sites

3.    Closing a children’s centre; or reducing the services provided to such an extent that it no longer meets the statutory definition of a Sure Start children’s centre.

 

The Council needs to consult everyone who could be affected by the proposed changes. This includes local families, those who use children’s centres, children’s centres staff, any advisory board members and service providers. We particularly want disadvantaged families and minority groups participate in the consultation.

 

Which buildings are in the estates strategy?

 

There are currently 42 buildings across the district within the scope of the proposals for consultation. These buildings all deliver some level of prevention and early help provision for children and families.

Most of the buildings are known as children’s centres. These buildings have developed over a number of years. The new Family Hubs service now also supports older children and families.

 

This now means that some delivery sites are not in the best place for the new Prevention and Early Help services to deliver targeted family centred support.

 

All 41 Children’s Centre sites in the district were the subject of a review in 2013-14.

 

Feedback from consultation during the review in 2013-14 supported the idea that services should be planned and organised to be responsive to the needs of families and not be dependent on a building. This view is also reflected in statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education.

 

Proposed estate changes

 

KEIGHLEY/SHIPLEY

Current registered Children’s Centres

Already in progress

 

Rainbow

 

Integrated Family Hub

Additional delivery sites to be identified in Keighley Central priority area

Strong Close (Thwaites)

Integrated Staff base

Owlet (Windhill/Shipley)

Integrated Staff base

Current registered Children’s Centres

Proposal for consultation

 

Highfield

Priority Area (see appendix1)

Delivery Site

 

 

 

Assurance

Hirst Wood (Saltaire)

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Universal services will continue to be available through local and community venues which will be identified during the consultation process

Low Fold  (Keighley West)

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Previously de-registered Children’s Centres/Delivery Sites

Proposal for consultation

Assurance

Daisy Chain (Silsden)

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Universal services will continue to be available through local and community venues which will be identified during the consultation process

Baildon, Sandal

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Little Lane, Ilkley

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Treetops, Haworth

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Bingley Rural, Cornerstones

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Bingley, Trinity 5 Rise

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Menston and Burley

Consult on appropriate alternative use

During the consultation process we will identify local/community venues to ensure a geographical spread across the area.

 

 


SOUTH BRADFORD

Current registered Children’s Centres

Already in progress

 

Reevy Hill, Buttershaw

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Integrated Family Hub

 

Current registered Children’s Centres

Proposal for consultation

 

Bierley (re-located to Life Centre)

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery site

 

Holme Wood

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

To continue as a delivery site until a decision about TFD is concluded.

Tyersal Sutton Community Centre

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Consult on appropriate alternative use and additional community venues to be identified through the consultation process for targeted delivery.

Lidget Green (Clayton and Scholemoor)

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Consult on appropriate alternative use and additional community venues to be identified through the consultation process for targeted delivery.

 

Assurance

Woodside

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Universal services will continue to be available through local and community venues which will be identified during the consultation process

Wyke

Consult on appropriate alternative use

 

Previously de-registered Children’s Centres/Delivery Sites

Proposal for consultation

Assurance

Victoria Hall, Queensbury

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Universal services will continue to be available through local and community venues which will be identified during the consultation process

 

New Site proposal

Proposal for consultation

 

TFD – Holme Wood

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Consult on proposal to develop an all age integrated community hub.

 

During the consultation process we will identify local/community venues to ensure a geographical spread across the area.

 

 

 

EAST BRADFORD

 

 

 

Current registered Children’s Centres

Already in progress

 

Barkerend

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Integrated Family Hub

 

Gateway, Ravenscliffe

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Integrated Family Hub

Current registered Children’s Centres

Proposal for consultation 

 

Canterbury

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodroyd; West Bowling

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery Site

Communityworks, Undercliffe

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery Site

Fagley

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery Site

Mortimer House, Thornbury

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Consult on appropriate alternative use and additional community venues to be identified through the consultation process for targeted delivery.

Burnett Fields, BD5

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Consult on appropriate alternative use and additional community venues to be identified through the consultation process for targeted delivery.

 

Proposal for consultation 

Assurance

Parkland, Idle and Thackley

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Universal services will continue to be available through local and community venues which will be identified during the consultation process

During the consultation process we will identify local/community venues to ensure a geographical spread across the area.

 

WEST BRADFORD

 

 

 

 

Current registered Children’s Centres

Already in progress

 

Farcliffe, Toller

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Integrated Family Hub

 

Current registered Children’s Centres

Proposal for consultation

Abbey Green, Lumb Lane, Green Lane, Manningham

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery Site

Midland Road, Valley Road, Manningham

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery Site

St Edmund’s, Girlington

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Delivery Site

Farnham, Great Horton

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Consult on appropriate alternative use and additional community venues to be identified through the consultation process for targeted delivery.

Princeville, Lidget Green

Priority Area (see appendix1)

 

Consult on appropriate alternative use and additional community venues to be identified through the consultation process for targeted delivery.

 

Assurance

Heaton

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Universal services will continue to be available through local and community venues which will be identified during the consultation process

Allerton, Ley Top

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Crossley Hall, Fairweather Green

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Frizinghall

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Previously de-registered Children’s Centres/Delivery Sites

Proposal for consultation

Assurance

Thornton

Consult on appropriate alternative use

Universal services will continue to be available through local and community venues which will be identified during the consultation process

During the consultation process we will identify local/community venues to ensure a geographical spread across the area.

 

Have your say by completing the survey or by visiting one of the public consultation events. These are highlighted below. The consultation closes on 7 May 2019.

 

If you want to attend an event and have any accessibility needs, please email us at questions@bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 437076.

 

10am -11.30am

5 March

Shipley  Area  Public Consultation Meeting

Shipley Library

10am -11.30am

6 March 

Bradford West Public Consultation Meeting

Manningham Mills Community Centre

10am -11.30am

7 March

Keighley Public Consultation Meeting

Central Hall Keighley

10am -11.30am

12 March

Bradford East Public Consultation Meeting

Thornbury Centre

10am -11.30am

13 March 

Bradford South Public Consultation Meeting

Richard Dunns Sports Centre

 

Supporting documents