Early Help Services for Families Consultation

This consultation has now closed.

Changing the way we organise and deliver Early Help Services for families in Barnet including:

  • Family Support Services
  • Children’s Centres and Services
  • Youth Centres and Services


Overview

In Barnet, we provide a range of information, advice and activity services for children, young people and their families. This includes targeted support to help those in the early stages of any problems they may face. We call these services ‘Early Help Services’.

Over the last eighteen months we have been reviewing our Early Help Services and the way we work with partner organisations that also provide services to help families in Barnet. This review has included feedback from the families who have used our services; staff and partners who work with our families; Ofsted, and looking at best practice in other areas.

This consultation seeks your views on proposals we have developed to improve Early Help Services so we can achieve the best possible outcomes for families whilst making best use of our resources.

In summary we are proposing:

  • To co-locate services for children and young people of all ages so they are accessible and delivered from more locations closer to the families they are serve.
  • To refocus and restructure our professional staff to work with children and young people of all ages thus focusing on the needs of the whole family.
  • To test options for delivering some of our non-statutory services

We want to give everyone, regardless of whether they currently use Early Help Services, the opportunity to have their say on the proposals before a decision is made. We will take your views and opinions on board.

Face to Face Meetings

To find out more about our proposals please come along to one of our face to face meetings where you can obtain more information, and where council staff will be on hand to take further feedback and answer any questions you may have about our proposals. Full details of the dates, times and venues for these meetings are provided below. To book your place at one of these events please click on the link here.

Date / times

Venue


Weds 7 March, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Underhill School,
Mays Lane, Barnet, EN5 2LZ


Monday 12 March, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Parkfield Primary School,
17 St David’s Place, Hendon, London, NW4 3PJ


Wednesday 14 March, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Canada Villa Youth Centre,
Pursley Road, London, NW7 2BU


Monday 19 March 11am – 12.30 pm


Canada Villa Youth Centre,
Pursley Road, London, NW7 2BU


Tuesday 20 March, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 1, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4AX


Tuesday 20 March, 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm


Underhill School,
Mays Lane, Barnet, EN5 2LZ


Opportunity to have your say:

Please take the time to come along to one of our events and read our consultation document, then give us your views on our proposals by completing the online questionnaire.

Printed copies of the questionnaire are also available by calling 020 8359 2724. Alternatively, you can write to us at Early Help Services Consultation, Strategy and Insight Team, Family Services, 2nd floor, Building 2, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1GN


Changing the way we organise and deliver Early Help Services for families in Barnet including:

  • Family Support Services
  • Children’s Centres and Services
  • Youth Centres and Services


Overview

In Barnet, we provide a range of information, advice and activity services for children, young people and their families. This includes targeted support to help those in the early stages of any problems they may face. We call these services ‘Early Help Services’.

Over the last eighteen months we have been reviewing our Early Help Services and the way we work with partner organisations that also provide services to help families in Barnet. This review has included feedback from the families who have used our services; staff and partners who work with our families; Ofsted, and looking at best practice in other areas.

This consultation seeks your views on proposals we have developed to improve Early Help Services so we can achieve the best possible outcomes for families whilst making best use of our resources.

In summary we are proposing:

  • To co-locate services for children and young people of all ages so they are accessible and delivered from more locations closer to the families they are serve.
  • To refocus and restructure our professional staff to work with children and young people of all ages thus focusing on the needs of the whole family.
  • To test options for delivering some of our non-statutory services

We want to give everyone, regardless of whether they currently use Early Help Services, the opportunity to have their say on the proposals before a decision is made. We will take your views and opinions on board.

Face to Face Meetings

To find out more about our proposals please come along to one of our face to face meetings where you can obtain more information, and where council staff will be on hand to take further feedback and answer any questions you may have about our proposals. Full details of the dates, times and venues for these meetings are provided below. To book your place at one of these events please click on the link here.

Date / times

Venue


Weds 7 March, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Underhill School,
Mays Lane, Barnet, EN5 2LZ


Monday 12 March, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Parkfield Primary School,
17 St David’s Place, Hendon, London, NW4 3PJ


Wednesday 14 March, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Canada Villa Youth Centre,
Pursley Road, London, NW7 2BU


Monday 19 March 11am – 12.30 pm


Canada Villa Youth Centre,
Pursley Road, London, NW7 2BU


Tuesday 20 March, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 1, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4AX


Tuesday 20 March, 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm


Underhill School,
Mays Lane, Barnet, EN5 2LZ


Opportunity to have your say:

Please take the time to come along to one of our events and read our consultation document, then give us your views on our proposals by completing the online questionnaire.

Printed copies of the questionnaire are also available by calling 020 8359 2724. Alternatively, you can write to us at Early Help Services Consultation, Strategy and Insight Team, Family Services, 2nd floor, Building 2, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1GN