Issue details

Children's Centres (Children & Families Hubs) Consultation)

Approval to consult on the de-designation a small number of Children’s Centres. There are a total of 5 buildings. Statutory guidance from the Department for Education means that recipients must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to children’s centres under the Childcare Act 2006. Any building currently registered as a designated children’s centres will need to be de-registered with the DfE following the de-registration guidance. The guidance recommends consultation with stakeholders prior to any change. Although all these centres have been closed since the pandemic and not re-opened there remains the need to follow the Statutory guidance.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/01/2023

Decision due: 7 Mar 2023 by Executive Member for Children & Families

Lead member: Executive Member for Children & Families

Lead director: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Barbara Merrygold, Head of Early Help, Children and Families Service Email: Email:

Consultation process

Online 28 day consultation through NYCC website


Children and Families residing within North Yorkshire, Health Services, Schools


Agenda items


  • Children's Centres (Children & Families Hubs) Consultation