Children’s Centres

Commenting on a parent group taking over the running of two children’s centres, Alison O’Sullivan, ADCS President, said:

“It is no secret that local authorities have experienced significant budget cuts over the last five years and further reductions are expected in the new parliamentary term. While it is fair to say resources are diminishing, need is not. It is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain the status quo and a radical rethink to the delivery of a range services to children, young people and their families is now needed.

“Community groups have, in recent years, stepped in to run libraries and youth clubs and it seems increasingly likely that authorities will be working much more closely with local residents to support the delivery of these valuable services rather than providing the services themselves.”


The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Ltd is the professional leadership association for Directors of Children’s Services and their senior management teams in England.

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