Children and Family Hubs Consultation

Closed 13 Jul 2023

Opened 1 Jun 2023

Results updated 31 Aug 2023

For the full consultation report, please see the link below:



We would like your feedback on the Council’s model for Children & Family Hubs. We are consulting on how we develop some of our existing children’s centres into four Children & Family Hubs, offering support for families with children up to 19 years old (up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND).

Read the proposals for Children and Family Hubs and tell us your views on the proposals for Children and Family hubs by 13 July 2023.

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Background and context:
In April 2022 the government announced that 75 local authorities would be taking part in the Start for Life and Family Hub programme. The programme is supported by a £300 million government investment up to 2025. In February 2023 the government formally announced that Hackney was one of the local authorities to be awarded a grant.

Children & Family Hubs offer information, help and support to families from conception up until age 19 (or 25 for young people with SEND). They bring together staff working across a range of different services, including
the council, health services and voluntary and community organisations. The hubs will act as a ‘one stop shop’ to offer guidance and advice
on a range of circumstances. 

Children and Family Hubs Engagement

Hackney’s vision for Children & Family Hubs has been informed by extensive engagement with families across the borough. Through workshops, interviews and a wider engagement survey over 200 parents, children and young people shared their view on service provision and what they need from Children & Family Hubs. Over 70 parents and carers were engaged to codesign parent and carer panels. This insight has informed the proposed model for Children & Family Hubs and will be used to inform future ways of working for Council services and our partners. Read the Children and Family Hubs Engagement Report for more information.

Other ways to take part:

Paper surveys are available at your local children's centre. If you would like to complete a paper survey or need any information on this consultation in a different format please email We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

Drop-in sessions:

If you would like more information about our proposals for Children and Family Hubs or support to take part in the consultation, come along to a drop-in session: 

Thursday 29 June, 5:00-6:30 pm - Ann Tayler Children’s Centre

Friday 30 June, 9:30-11 am - Woodberry Down Children’s Centre

Monday 3 July, 6:00-7:30 pm - Online:

Email for more information.


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  • Children
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  • Children and young people